At a virtual edition of the European Tibet Lobby Days co-organised by the International Campaign for Tibet and the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group on 19 April 2021, Tibetans from Europe urged Members of the European Parliament to come into action in support of the Tibetan people.
Tibetans in exile have elected Penpa Tsering as their next political leader, in a two stage election, the second of which was held on April 11, 2021. More than 60,000 Tibetans (out of the 83,079 registered voters) voted in this election showing a voter turnout of over 70 per cent.
The Tibetan monk Rinchen Tsultrim has received a sentence of four years and six months in prison, according to new information confirmed by Tibetan sources in exile.
On 11 April 2021, Tibetans in the free world will participate in the final elections to select their political leader, known as the sikyong, and 45 members of their parliament.
Chinese authorities have detained the prominent Tibetan Buddhist scholar and writer Go Sherab Gyatso, according to new information from sources.
China recently held the annual “two sessions” of its national legislature, the National People’s Congress, and the political advisory body the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference from 4 to 11 March.
On 19 March 2021, the Swiss Federal Council adopted its first public strategy for China—a document that sets out the objectives and measures for Swiss policy on China for the 2021–24 period.
With the announcement this week of candidates for the next president (or “sikyong”) and parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, the Tibetan community outside of Tibet has entered the final round of its democratic exercise.
The Tibet Autonomous Region recently issued regulations encouraging Tibetans to spy on each other and on foreigners in the name of China’s national security.
Today at the 46th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Kai Mueller delivered a statement on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), asking it to ask China to allow an investigation into its coercive labor program in Tibet by independent human rights experts, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.