Wednesday, February 15, 2012

19 year old nun

The incidents cap a week of shootings and protests in Tibetan-populated provinces in China.
Photo courtesy of Kanyag Tsering
Tenzin Choedron in an undated photo.
A teenage Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire on Saturday in the latest self-immolation against Chinese rule as protesters torched government buildings in southwestern Sichuan province, exile sources said.

Traffic officer charged

Tibetan monk repeatedly detained by Chinese authorities for the last six years has finally been formally charged—with “splittist activities”—and will be sentenced soon, Tibetan sources say.

Monks expelled over flag

Chinese officials have expelled four Tibetan monks from a monastery in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) for defying orders to fly the Chinese flag, according to a Tibetan source in exile.