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Chinese police beat protesting sister of imprisoned Tibetan businessman
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.
UN Human Rights Council: ICT calls for end to boarding schools, Tibetan mass resettlement
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 UNHRC52: Human Rights situation that require the Council’s attention
EU Statement at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council – 22 March 2023
New Chinese leadership and Tibet
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.
Torture, repression of Tibetan environmental defenders raised at UN human rights session
At the ongoing 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the International Campaign for Tibet delivered two statements on behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights stressing China’s use of torture and the repression of environmental defenders in Tibet.
Czech Tibet parliamentary groups condemns forced assimilation of Tibetan children, interference in Dalai Lama’s succession
On the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day on 10 March 2023, the Friends of Tibet groups in the Czech Republic’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate issued a statement calling on the Chinese government not to interfere in the process of the reincarnation of the next Dalai Lama and to leave […]
ICT statement on Tibetan National Uprising Day anniversary
On the eve of the 64th anniversary of Tibetans’ national uprising against China’s illegal occupation of their country, the International Campaign for Tibet calls on the international community to support the Tibetan people’s peaceful struggle, including by pressuring the Chinese government to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama’s envoys.
Least-free country: Tibet at bottom of global rankings
Tibet is the least-free country on Earth, sharing the bottom spot with South Sudan and Syria in watchdog group Freedom House’s new global rankings.
China closes sacred temple around Tibetan National Uprising Day
In an apparent attempt to thwart any potential incidents during the sensitive period surrounding the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of March 10, 1959, Chinese authorities have announced the closure of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa for pilgrims from March 8 to 10, 2023.
UN rights body calls for end to boarding schools and relocations in Tibet
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights today issued the “Concluding Observations” on its third periodic review of China, calling for an end to forced relocations and the state-run boarding school system in Tibet.