First arrested in Lhasa in 1960, Sangpo was in and out of Chinese prisons until winning release on medical parole in 2002.
The US is deeply committed to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Tibetan people, says Robert A. Destro, the State Department's newly designated Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Tibet advocacy groups welcome the move, calling it a display of support for the Tibetan people and a sign of a strengthened US stance toward China.
Tsegon Gyal had been jailed for writing a blog criticizing China's restrictive 'ethnic unity' policies in Tibetan areas.
Tibetan sources say the increased police presence is aimed solely at surveillance.
Access remains restricted for Tibetans despite completion of construction work around the temple complex.
Sangchu county Tibetans convicted of 'extortion' had received compensation for damage caused by Chinese road-building work.
Beijing seeks to leverage global status to keep people silent about human rights abuses, witnesses say.
With China now coming under greater international scrutiny, supporters of Tibet should call for more pressure on Beijing, one protest leader says.
Coveted state-sector jobs are restricted to Chinese Communist Party members, who must closely study the doctrines of party chief Xi Jinping.
Participation is said to be voluntary, but 'clear signs of coercion' are present, a new report says.
Baimadajie Angwang had spied for Beijing since 2014, informing the Chinese Consulate in New York of the activities of the exile Tibetan community in the New York area.
The move is an attempt by China to create a climate of fear among Tibetans as tensions rise on the India-China border, one source says.
In Tibetan areas of Qinghai, children are sent away to Chinese boarding schools, while local schools are merged to create classes taught only in Chinese.
Nomad families in Qinghai's Themchen county must leave their ancestral lands by the end of 2020, Chinese officials say.
He promises to sanction Chinese leaders for rights violations and to meet with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whom Trump has not yet met.
China and India accuse each other of provocations in Ladakh, without providing details.
'For Tibetans, Buddhism is more important than Communism,' Tibet's exile political leader Sikyong Lobsang Sangay says.
Swiss migration officials say however that no one fleeing persecution will be sent home.
The billboards will be seen by millions of people during the two weeks they remain in place, the advocacy group Free Tibet says.
The app owned by Chinese social media company TikTok removed content considered politically sensitive by Beijing.
Community leader Bu Dokyab had told local Tibetans that surrendering land deeds would destroy their livelihood and end any chance of passing their land to future generations.
Large numbers of Chinese tourists and workers meanwhile enter Lhasa without restrictions, sources say.
Dolkar was tortured while serving 15 months in prison for spreading news of a protest by her nephew.
Studios write Tibet out of their scripts, helping Beijing advance its propaganda goals to world audiences.
Xingqing hid mining activities after receiving tipoffs prior to inspections.
Beijing's continuing restrictions on foreign travel to Tibet violate the principle of reciprocity, a Tibetan advocacy group says.
The religious leader appointed by Beijing in place of a candidate chosen by the Dalai Lama is mostly ignored by Tibetans.
The festival had earlier been banned after a protest calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.
Ama Adhe served 27 years in Chinese prisons for supporting the armed resistance to China's invasion of Tibet.