Tibetan Monks

  • Tibetan writer detained in China crackdown February 19, 2012

    Beijing: An overseas Tibetan news service says Chinese police have detained a Tibetan writer in a western county hit by antigovernment protests as China's crackdown against persisting unrest spreads. The Voice of Tibet, which is based in Norway, says that more than 20 police officers took Gangkye Drubpa Kyab from...
  • China refutes criticism over human rights situation January 28, 2012

    Beijing: China on Saturday refuted Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticism over deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, amid tense stand off in the region over a spate of suicides by Buddhist monks and antiregime protests. The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), denied HRW...
  • China policy caused monk immolations: Dalai Lama October 29, 2011

    Tokyo: Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, pointed to what he called China's "ruthless policy" as prompting the recent deaths of Tibetan monks who set themselves on fire in protest. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate called on Beijing to change its approach to ruling over the Himalayan region. "For their own...
  • UN asks China to report on missing Tibetan monks June 8, 2011

    Geneva: A UN human rights panel on Wednesday asked China to disclose the fate and whereabouts of more than 300 Tibetan monks who disappeared after being arrested by the security forces in April. More than 300 monks of the Ngaba Kirti Monastery, located in Ngaba County, Sichuan Province, were allegedly arrested...
  • Tibetan monks studying science in US college December 30, 2010

    Atlanta: Munching on pizza. Posting on Facebook. Hanging out with friends on weekends. Some of the newest students at Emory University's student body may act like typical college kids, but there's a key difference: They're Tibetan monks sent by the Dalai Lama to the United States to learn science. Wearing the traditional...