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The San Francisco-based prisoners right advocacy group Duihua has reported that nine Tibetans have been “convicted of inciting splittism” by the Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan.
On the occasion of their upcoming virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) calls on EU leaders and the German Presidency of the European Council to vigorously raise the situation in Tibet with their counterpart, and to break the silence about the devastating human rights crisis on the “roof of the world”.
In an open letter published today, 321 civil society groups from over 60 countries around the world, including the International campaign for Tibet, have called on the United Nations to urgently create an independent international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations.
The seventh Tibet Work Forum held in Beijing from 28 to 29 August 2020 and presided over by China’s top leader Xi Jinping indicated the Chinese leadership’s decision to continue its policy of absolute control and assimilation in Tibet.
In this edition: ICT’s five Tibet action points for the German EU presidency; US bans Chinese officials under Tibet access law; EU opposes Chinese interference in the Dalai Lama’s succession; Tibetan prayer flags forced down by Chinese authorities; UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China (…)
ICT Europe’s Board of Directors has initiated a process for the identification, selection and appointment of a successor to the current Executive Director, Ms. Tsering Jampa, who has led ICT Europe since its inception in 1999 and will retire in the autumn of 2021.
The top Chinese Communist Party official in the Tibet Autonomous Region has asked party officials to win the “tough battle against separatism” and “profoundly expose and criticize the reactionary nature” of the Dalai Lama and his supporters.
In recent decades, the Chinese government’s policy of establishing large commercial slaughterhouses in Tibet has faced increasing resistance by Tibetan herders and Buddhist leaders. The anti-slaughter movement activists face repression, intimidation and imprisonment for their opposition to the growth of slaughterhouses in their home area.
A Tibetan woman who served more than a year in prison for sharing news about her nephew’s arrest had badly damaged limbs and bruises all over her body when Chinese authorities released her last week.
Hollywood studios that once spotlighted the Tibetan cause now censor their movies to appease the Chinese government, PEN America says in a new report raising alarms about China’s domination of the film industry. “The Chinese Communist Party, in fact, holds major sway over whether a Hollywood movie will be profitable or not—and studio executives know […]