Jamyang Dorje is taken into custody after calling in public for Tibetan freedom and the Dalai Lama's return.
Armed police mingle with the crowds at an annual celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Gomar Choephel had been held for seven months before being sentenced and may not have to serve his full term.
Speaking in Minnesota, he thanks Tibetans living in exile for keeping Tibetan culture and values alive.
Judicial authorities say Shokjang sought to foment discord and instability in Tibetan areas.
They are conducting prayers in their homes and through a mobile text and messaging service, despite efforts by authorities to prevent such activities.
Tibetans now join Han Chinese in taking rare fish from scenic Qinghai Lake, environmental activists say.
They are taken into custody after hundreds openly pray for the exiled spiritual leader's good health and long life.
Trigyal's body is returned to his family after he succumbs to torture at the hands of authorities, sources say.
Stores serving the public may no longer sell or display images of the exiled spiritual leader, authorities say.
Contest proceeds with apparent state approval despite blocked initiatives in other Tibetan-populated areas.