The San Francisco-based prisoners right advocacy group Duihua has reported that nine Tibetans have been “convicted of inciting splittism” by the Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan.
On the occasion of their upcoming virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) calls on EU leaders and the German Presidency of the European Council to vigorously raise the situation in Tibet with their counterpart, and to break the silence about the devastating human rights crisis on the “roof of the world”.
In an open letter published today, 321 civil society groups from over 60 countries around the world, including the International campaign for Tibet, have called on the United Nations to urgently create an independent international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations.
The seventh Tibet Work Forum held in Beijing from 28 to 29 August 2020 and presided over by China’s top leader Xi Jinping indicated the Chinese leadership’s decision to continue its policy of absolute control and assimilation in Tibet.
ICT Europe’s Board of Directors has initiated a process for the identification, selection and appointment of a successor to the current Executive Director, Ms. Tsering Jampa, who has led ICT Europe since its inception in 1999 and will retire in the autumn of 2021.
The top Chinese Communist Party official in the Tibet Autonomous Region has asked party officials to win the “tough battle against separatism” and “profoundly expose and criticize the reactionary nature” of the Dalai Lama and his supporters.
In recent decades, the Chinese government’s policy of establishing large commercial slaughterhouses in Tibet has faced increasing resistance by Tibetan herders and Buddhist leaders. The anti-slaughter movement activists face repression, intimidation and imprisonment for their opposition to the growth of slaughterhouses in their home area.
A Tibetan woman who served more than a year in prison for sharing news about her nephew’s arrest had badly damaged limbs and bruises all over her body when Chinese authorities released her last week.
Five UN human rights experts and expert bodies have raised concerns with the Chinese government about Tibet’s “disappeared” Panchen Lama and Beijing’s reincarnation rules, expressing fears about Chinese interference in the succession of the Dalai Lama.