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Summary of Recent Events in Tibet

January 25, 2012

24 January: 
Serthar (Sichuan): At least two Tibetans have been shot dead and an undetermined number seriously injured as Chinese forces opened fire on protesting Tibetans. A crackdown in Serthar has been reported with approximately 40 Tibetans arrested and all public movement limited. Free Tibet report -http://www.freetibet.org/newsmedia/second-day-killing-tibet. TCHRD report -http://www.tchrd.org/press/2011/pr20120125a.html. An eye witness stated that "a kind of martial law has been imposed". (Radio Free Asia reported that five Tibetans were shot dead.http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-01242012093312.html)

23 January: 
Drango (Sichuan): Thousands of Tibetans gathered in Drango, following a buildup of tensions in the area. Police opened fired on protesting Tibetans killing at least three and injuring many more injured. ICT Report -http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/three-tibetans-shot-dead-first-day-chinese-new-year

Serthar: Tibetans distributed leaflets stating that more Tibetans were ready to self-immolate.

Ngaba (Sichuan): Hundreds of Tibetans took part in day-long protests and candle light vigils demanding Freedom in Tibet and calling for the return of the Dalai Lama. Phayul Report.www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=30737&article=Day-long+protests+in+Ngaba%2c+Tibetans+beaten+and+arrested&t=1&c=1

Previously:
On 14 January in Ngaba, Chinese security forces severely injured two Tibetans through beatings, and shot at least two others after layman Lobsang Jamyang self-immolated. Tibetans became distressed and angry after witnessing Chinese police beating Lobsang Jamyang; they began to protest and attempted to reclaim the dying man, but police beat and opened fire on some in the crowd. There have been unconfirmed reports that a woman was killed and those injured are apparently not seeking medical help for fear of arrest.http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/escalation-ngaba-following-self-immolation-two-tibetans-shot

On 8 January in Golog (Qinghai), respected monk Lama Sopa self-immolated and died. His death sparked a protest by local Tibetans who demanded the return of his body. ICT report http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/tibetan-self-immolations-continue-and-spread-tibet-2012. Alsowww.StandupforTibet.org/further-information

On 6 January in Ngaba, two Tibetans named Tennyi and Tsultrim, a monk and former monk both around the age of 20; self-immolated and died. See ICT report above.

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