Tibetan monks at Kirti monastery protest Chinese rule in a 'desperate' act.
Tibet’s spiritual leader says he will re-evaluate the institution in about 14 years.
Many Tibetan monks and nuns under detention are subject to 'extrajudicial punishments,' a U.S. government report says.
Chinese court hands down verdict to participant in March unrest.
A long-serving Tibetan prisoner fights for his life under a cloud.
He was frequently tortured and beaten during his years in jail, says rights group.