Drugkho’s protest brings the total number of self-immolations to roughly 155 in Tibet since February 2009. The majority of those self-immolators have died.
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Tibetan exiles say this is the 153rd instance of self-immolation since 2009. Most of the people who have set themselves on fire have died.
Activists called on U.N. to pressure China this week to account for alleged human rights violations including suspected mass detention of 1M Muslim Uighurs.
NED announces the passing away of long time friend and partner, Lodi Gyari, a democratic and tireless fighter for the rights of the Tibetan people.
Authorities using big data and predictive computing power to flag and detain individuals deemed threatening
Mercedes apologised for “hurting the feelings” of people in China after its Instagram quoted Tibet’s Dalai Lama
China is becoming increasingly despotic and is making increasing demands upon those who want to do business
Internet goes crazy as the video of the Dalai Lama’s Trump impression hits a comedic nerve few expected
Along with long list of other artists, Lady Gaga banned from China gigs after meeting Dalai Lama
Although he made headlines when, questioned about Donald Trump’s candidacy, he suggested that Christians should build bridges, not walls, much more newsworthy was the Pope’s apology to the indigenous people of Mexico