The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the recognition of the ongoing human rights crisis in Tibet and the need for unfettered access to Tibet in the new communique from the Group of Seven’s foreign ministers.
On May 17, 1995, Chinese authorities kidnapped a 6-year-old Tibetan boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, just days after the Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnated Panchen Lama, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most important leaders.
The International Campaign for Tibet and over 220 other nongovernmental organizations today urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to postpone her upcoming trip to China “or risk walking into a propaganda minefield laid out by the Chinese Communist Party.”
The International Campaign for Tibet is deeply worried about the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ upcoming visit to China, as there is serious concern that her visit cannot be considered credible.
The 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, turns 33 on 25 April 25 2022, but he has not been seen in public since his abduction by Chinese authorities 27 years ago at age 6.
The European Union has highlighted the further worsening of the overall human rights situation in China and the continuing repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet.
The Chinese Communist Party ordered a series of demolitions of structures of religious significance and detentions of Tibetans resisting it in Draggo County in eastern Tibet.
Ahead of a planned visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to China, 60 international non-governmental organizations including the International Campaign for Tibet have expressed their deep concern about the lack of transparency regarding the visit.
The US State Department’s 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices say the Chinese government committed significant human rights violations against the Tibetan people last year, including credible reports of unlawful or arbitrary killings, extrajudicial killings, torture, and cases of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
En amont de l’élection présidentielle française de 2022, dont le premier tour aura lieu ce dimanche 10 avril, certains candidats ont précisé à ICT leurs positions sur la question tibétaine.