Rival village groups had fought over access to land held in common.
Middle Way and independence advocates could compete in open elections, official says.
Chinese police had fired on the crowd, with some protesters dying later of their wounds.
A Chinese official has claimed that the spiritual leader is in discussions with Beijing through his 'personal envoys' about the possibility of his return to Tibet.
An envoy of the Dalai Lama warns of bigger problems if the quest for a peaceful resolution to the Tibet question is abandoned.
He had been held for almost two years with no word given to his family on his whereabouts.
She had criticized official 'mishandling' of Tibetan concerns in a town hit by an earthquake.
She hangs herself after her husband dies of untreated gunshot wounds in prison.
Armed police monitor crowds of worshippers at an annual event.
Many are reluctant to acknowledge the China-appointed religious figure.
Some Tibetan victims were shot multiple times, secret document says.
He was linked to a self-immolation protest challenging Chinese rule.
Many still languish in detention with bullets embedded in their bodies.
One detainee commits suicide, another dies of untreated injuries.
The protest in Sichuan province is triggered by the detention of a respected Tibetan village chief.
Restrictions on Lama Dawa Rinpoche appear to have been removed.
They had been thrown in jail as punishment for their activism, sources say.