Join our Mailing List

"I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. It is the foundation for world peace."

Tibet Demonstrations -- Update on Tibet

June 15, 2008

Tibet Custom
June 12 2008

* 11 June 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze "TAP", Kham (incorporated into
Chinese province of Sichuan) - Three people severely beaten and
arrested for staging a peaceful protest

Namsey Lhamo (a 30-year woman), Tenzin Dhargye (a 32-year man), and a
monk, all from Rakha village, Dado township, Karze county, were
severely beaten and arrested by the People's Armed Police (PAP) for
peacefully protesting at around 11:00 a.m. on 11 June at the county
government office.

During the protest, they demanded "His Holiness the Dalai Lama must
be immediately welcomed back to Tibet", "freedom for Tibet", "release
all the political prisoners", and "China quit Tibet".

When Namsey Lhamo was being arrested, her brother attempted to help
her. Later, the PAP arrived at his home and tried to arrest him also.
But, her brother fled his home.

Some of our sources reported that there were five protestors who were
all arrested. No details are available.

* 10 June 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze "TAP", Kham (incorporated into
Chinese province of Sichuan) - Two monks arrested for staging a
peaceful protest

It is reported that two monks were arrested by the PAP for staging a
peaceful protest on 10 June at the county government office.

In another incident, a woman was arrested by the county Public
Security Bureau (PSB) for her alleged involvement in sharing
information with the outside world through phone calls. No details
are available.

Tibet protests complete 3 months

June 10 marks the completion of 3 months of people's uprising in
Tibet since it first broke out on March 10, 2008. The protests began
from Lhasa, which quickly spread to Amdo and Kham.

Various forms of protests were carried out in all over the three
traditional provinces of Tibet. Even the Tibetan students from
universities in Chinese cities have staged protests in solidarity.
Innumerable protests were staged in most of the Tibetan areas
irrespective of monks or lay people, officials or general public,
city, town, nomadic or agricultural villages. Protestors were
comprised of people above 80 and 11-year of age. Lamas, trulkus,
geshes, monks, nuns, government officials, artists, teachers,
doctors, students, farmers, nomads, business people, and beggars have
participated in the protests. Some Tibetan Public Security Bureau
(PSB) personnel were also punished for their loyalty to Tibet.

We have compiled a confirmed list of the total number of deaths,
injuries and arrests or detentions of Tibetans, reported during the
peaceful protests in the three traditional provinces of Tibet, from
March 10 March - 31 May 2008.

These figures are based on information and news reports collected
from different sources. Facts and figures given by the different
sources have been meticulously examined and tallied with each other.

* No Specific Date

Machu (Ch: Maqu) County, Kanlho "TAP", Amdo (incorporated into
Chinese province of Gansu) - Some detainees released with heavy fine

Some of the lay people and monks, who were arrested around 22 and 23
March from Machu county, were recently released after they were
heavily fined with cash. Health of few of them has deteriorated due
to severe torture.

Lodoe Wangpo (or Shidae Gyatso), who was arrested and detained on 17
April from Lanzhou city in China, was released on 27 May after paying
many thousands of Yuans. After his arrest, the Chinese authorities
closed down a school which was established and run by him, and its
students were sent to a primary school in Machu county. Lodoe Wangpo
is not allowed to manage the school.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
Developed by plank