Tenzin writes of the many who have given their lives in protest of China's assertion of sovereignty in this region. When I was a young adult, it was "Free Tibet" all the time, and we saw the images of those who suffered. These days the plight of all those who sacrifice all in the name of freedom are not as common, partly because the region is so hard to report from now.
Tibet is changing very fast, in a way that is effectively erasing the past. There was a beautiful article in the New York Times last year about the changes, with many photos. It seems that there may soon be no real Tibet to free.