Thursday, October 17, 2013

Week Ending October 11, 2013

International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 11 October 2013

Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
Tibetan handed 10-year term for supporting self-immolation - RFA
10 October | Washul Dotruk, 51, a resident of Dungda township in Pema county in Qinghai’s Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, “was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in Huzhou, near [the provincial capital] Xining,” a local source told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

Troops open fire on Tibetans in escalating crisis in Nagchu - ICT
8 October | Exile sources have named four Tibetans who were seriously injured; Tagyal (Tashi Gyaltsen) was shot in the leg, breaking his thighbone. Tsewang had both his jawbones broken, and one source said the bullet penetrated his face. They were both taken to Lhasa for medical treatment and believed to be in critical condition. Lobsang Wangchen and Pador were also named as being injured, with many more people losing consciousness after tear-gas was fired.

Chinese Security Forces Shoot at Tibetan Protesters: Rights Group - Reuters
8 October | Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of protesters in Tibet, injuring at least 60, an overseas rights group said on Tuesday, in a further outbreak of unrest in the remote mountainous region.

Chinese Fire At Tibetan Protesters - USA Today
8 October | A U.S.-backed broadcaster says Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan protesters demanding the release of a fellow villager.

Network Joint Statement on Driru Shootings - International Tibet Network
10 October | Joint Statement from Member Groups.

Tibetan monk who helped bring Buddhism to West murdered in China - CNN
10 October | Tarap Shetrup Akong, who has British citizenship, was killed along with his nephew and another man in Sichuan province on Tuesday.

Tibetan Lama is Killed in Chengdu - Wall Street Journal
9 October | British officials were dispatched to the western Chinese city of Chengdu on Wednesday in response to the killing there of a prominent Tibetan lama who was a British national and one of the first people to establish a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the West.

Opinion and Analysis
China: End Outrageous Police Violence Against Tibetan Protesters - Amnesty International (ICT)
10 October | Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after police fired on and injured dozens of demonstrators.

Former Chinese president Hu Jintao is indicted for genocide in Tibet - Tibetan Political Review
10 October | In a writ issued on 9 October 2013, Section 4 of the Criminal Court of Spain’s National Court (Audiencia Nacional) ruled in favour of the CAT (Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet) and decided to indict former Chinese president Hu Jintao for genocide.

I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet- Rangzen Alliance
8 October | Tenpa Gashi writes “We are said to be enjoying a full functioning democracy but we have no opposition party representing the voice of an important section of the people, and it is considerable, that supports Independence. If there is no opposition party, then it is a one party system and not a democracy by definition.”

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