Apparently undeterred by a police beating during her protest a little over one month ago, Gonpo Kyi (Chinese: Gongbao Ji), elder sister of imprisoned former Tibetan businessman Dorjee Tashi, returned to protest in front of the Tibet Autonomous Region Higher People’s Court on 23 April 2023.
The 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognized in 1995 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in accordance with Tibetan Buddhist tradition, turns 34 on April 25, 2023. However, he was swiftly kidnapped by the Chinese government in 1995 itself at the mere age of 6. This child—now an adult–has never been seen since.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes a statement by the German government made this week in the German parliament, the Bundestag, calling for closing of coercive boarding schools for Tibetan children and an end to forced resettlement in Tibet.
The International Campaign for Tibet greatly respects the 87-year-old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s lifelong and tireless commitment to peace, tolerance and nonviolence, with regard to the Tibetan people and around the world. As a nongovernmental organization, we support him and the Tibetans to the best of our ability.
On the occasion of President Macron’s upcoming visit to China, the International Federation for Human Rights, the International Campaign for Tibet and the Ligue des Droits de l’Homme called on him to place the issue of human rights – particularly in Tibet – at the heart of his discussions with his Chinese interlocutors.
The International Campaign for Tibet’s (ICT) Boards of Directors are delighted to announce that Ms. Tencho Gyatso will be the new President of the International Campaign for Tibet beginning 3 April 2023.
Gonpo Kyi, elder sister of the imprisoned Tibetan former businessman Dorjee Tashi, was detained and beaten by Chinese police this week for continuing her protest seeking justice for her brother.
At the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council currently underway in Geneva, the International Campaign for Tibet has once again called for an end to the mass forced resettlement of Tibetan nomads and herders and to the boarding school system for Tibetan children.
EU Statement at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council – 22 March 2023
This year’s annual meetings of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)—popularly called the “Two Sessions” (Chinese: Lianghui)—saw a markedly lower level of focus on Tibet than in recent years.