Jun 07, 2014
Tibetan filmmaker released after six years in Chinese prisonDharamsala, June 6 (IANS) Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was jailed for making a film expressing feelings of Tibetans ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has been released from a prison in China, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said Friday. Wangchen, who made the documentary 'Leaving Fear Behind', was released Thursday, the CTA said, quoting a source from the region. "Chinese authorities contacted his family a few days back and informed them that he would be released June 6 from Sangchu county
May 30, 2014
Tibetan 'political prisoner' lands in Dalai Lama's abodeDharamsala, May 29 (IANS) Tibetan "political prisoner" Golog Jigme, who was jailed for working in a film expressing feelings of Tibetans ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Thursday narrated tales of physical and mental torture that prisoners are undergoing in China. Narrating his 20-month arduous journey since his escaped from a Chinese prison, Jigme, who last week reached Dharamsala, the home to the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, said he hid across mountains, rivers and forests. Seeking release of his associate and filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who shot "Leaving Fear Behind", the documentary that expressed the feelings of Tibetans, he said: "I had been on the run until I reached Dharamsala a few days back." The 44-year-old political prisoner told reporters here that he was first arrested and jailed in 2008 for assisting Wangchen in documentary making
Jul 06, 2013
Prayers, celebrations as Dalai Lama turns 78Thousands of Tibetan exiles on Saturday morning assembled in Dharamsala and Bylakuppe -- the first in Himachal Pradesh, the second in Karnataka -- to celebrate the 78th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
May 08, 2013
Dalai Lama decries Buddhist attacks on Muslims in MyanmarCOLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks' attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was "unthinkable." The Dalai Lama, a foremost Buddhist leader, told an audience at the University of Maryland at the start of a U.S. tour that the root of seemingly sectarian conflict was political, not spiritual. "Really, killing people in the name of religion is unthinkable, very sad.
Sep 11, 2012
Over 9 million follow Dalai Lama in cyberspaceDharamsala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has over nine million fans following him in cyberspace.