The first meeting of the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group since a new Parliament was elected took place today in Brussels. The meeting brought together about 15 Members of the European Parliament or their assistants, as well as the International Campaign for Tibet’s Brussels team and Tashi Phuntsok, head of the Office of Tibet in […]
The International Campaign for Tibet will bring together its members, Tibetans and Tibet groups to lobby for Tibet on both sides of the Atlantic this spring.
The provincial-level “Two Sessions” meetings of the Chinese government were held this week in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The focus of the meetings was religion and poverty alleviation and China’s struggle against the Dalai Lama and his “Dalai clique” of supporters.
More than 30 Tibetan monks and laypeople were imprisoned for two weeks in a harsh crackdown in Sershul (Chinese: Shiqu) in eastern Tibet following the arrest of seven Tibetans there for protests in November.
As one of the leading Tibetan Buddhist voices within China has made a surprising announcement about the closure of his Bodhi Institute of Compassion and Wisdom, ICT has learned that some of his followers suspect there is more to the closure than the reason he cited.
A Tibetan “thangka” artist and two other Tibetans have been detained in eastern Tibet, possibly due to tightened security and surveillance of the social media platform WeChat around the 30th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
Harsh security measures have been imposed in a Tibetan township in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi), the Tibetan region of Kham, after two rare protests in November calling for Tibetan independence and the return of the Dalai Lama.