Seven Tibetans Handed Long Jail Terms by Chinese Court

Seven Tibetans Handed Long Jail Terms by Chinese Court

Kunsang Tenzin, Lhuboom, and Chakmo Tso  |  Radio Free Asia A court in Sichuan’s Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture this week sentenced seven Tibetans to jail terms ranging from five to 14 years, some for celebrating last year’s 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama,...
Older Monks and Nuns Expelled From a ‘Calmer’ Larung Gar

Older Monks and Nuns Expelled From a ‘Calmer’ Larung Gar

Kunsang Tenzin  |  Radio Free Asia Chinese authorities working to reduce the size of Sichuan’s Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Tibet are now targeting the center’s older monks and nuns for removal, meanwhile sparing the houses of Han Chinese lay members from...
Larung Gar Evictees Forced to Sign Pledges Never to Return

Larung Gar Evictees Forced to Sign Pledges Never to Return

Lhuboom  |  Radio Free Asia As Chinese authorities continue to work to reduce the size of Sichuan’s Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, evicted monks and nuns are being forced before they leave to sign documents vowing never to come back, sources in the region say. The...