International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 22 March 2013
Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
3 Tibetans Sentenced in Immolation Cases - New York Times
22 March | 3 Tibetans from Qinghai have been given prison sentences and political rights prohibitions ranging from 4 to 6 years for “inciting state secession”.
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China: Alarming New Surveillance, Security in Tibet - Human Rights Watch
20 March | Chinese government announces use of the ‘grid monitoring system’ to further restrict Tibetans’ movements and target those returned from exile and prison.
Tibet Among Worlds Most Repressed Societies: US Senator - Economic Times
19 March | Robert Menendez stated that Tibet is ‘among the world’s most represed societies’ and the US and UN should work together to secure access to Tibet for independent observers.
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Tibetan Voices Reverberate in the Halls of Congress During Tibet Lobby Day - ICT
22 March | For 2 days in Washington, DC, more than 140 Tibetans and supporters gathered to lobby their representatives to support concrete actions to solve the crisis in Tibet.
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Tibet Official Qin Yizhi Gains Key Communist Youth League Post - SCMP
22 March | Seen as a ‘hardliner’ and known for ‘patriotic reeducation’ of monks in Tibet, Qin Yizhi moves to a ‘training ground’ position in the Communist Youth League.
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Opinion and Analysis
‘Appeals Will Have No Effect on Self-Immolations’ - DW
20 March | Kirti Rinpoche says a religious command will not stop Tibetans from self-immolating in protest of Chinese policies.
Will a China Collapse Bring Freedom to Tibet? - Eurasia Review
20 March | China-watchers debate over whether political, economic, and social turmoil in China will benefit Tibetans.
Prosecute Hu Jintao - Phayul
19 March | Khendroob Thondup urges Tibetans and world governments to pursue charges against Hu Jintao for crimes against human rights.http://www.phayul.com/news/