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Tibetan intellectuals and writers detained in recent spate

In recent weeks, the detentions of six Tibetans have come to light, among them writers and intellectuals. Of these, four are known to be either in detention or sentenced to prison terms for freely expressing their opinions and thoughts on Tibetan national identity and culture. Two are in detention after Chinese security personnel searched their phones.

In the spotlight again: China and Tibet at UN Human Rights Council

At the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council currently underway, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s May visit to China—and the subsequent NGO and diplomatic criticism—has featured prominently. During the session, the International Campaign for Tibet’s UN Advocacy Team also delivered three statements on Tibet.

UN experts renew call on China for unhindered access by independent human rights experts

Forty-two UN experts have renewed their call for China to address specific and systematic human rights violations and to cooperate fully with the UN human rights system and grant unhindered access for independent experts who have received and addressed allegations of significant human rights violations and repression of fundamental freedoms in the country.

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