In a rare admission to the public, the municipal government of Lhasa City on Saturday 17 September admitted mishandling the COVID-19 outbreak in Tibet’s capital since the beginning of August.
EU Statement at the 51st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council – 26 September 2022
At the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, the International Campaign for Tibet reaffirmed its call for an independent mechanism for Xinjiang (which Uyghurs know as East Turkestan), Tibet, Hong Kong and China.
Today at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Palmo Tenzin, on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, delivered a statement highlighting labor transfer programs in Tibet.
Two recent reports document a systematic DNA collection program involving Tibetans, the political objective of which can only be the undermining of Tibetan identity.
The special session or mechanism that 45 UN experts called for today to monitor and report on human rights in China must include Tibet, said the International Campaign for Tibet.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the much-delayed report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Xinjiang (known to the Uyghur people as East Turkestan).
On the International Day of the Disappeared, the International Campaign for Tibet joins over 30 groups advocating for human rights and freedom in issuing a joint statement asking the international community to put an end to all forms of enforced disappearance in the People’s Republic of China.
The reported COVID-19 outbreaks in Tibet may be the result of Chinese tourism encouraged by the Chinese government, according to observers inside Tibet.
The government-backed Chinese Buddhist Association in the coastal province of Guangdong has called to “resolutely resist illegal preaching by Tibetan monks” in a move similar to previous notices issued in China’s Shanxi Province.