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Little Tibet 2: World Premiere - 17 May 2014
Little Tibet 2 poster
Tibet Society is pleased to announce the world premiere of Little Tibet 2 on 17 May 2014 at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London. A film about one man's journey to discover his Tibetan heritage and set eyes on a homeland he has never seen. Tickets £12, £9 members... read morewatch trailerbuy tickets

Harsh measures continue as self-immolations reach 130
Thinley Namgyal[17 April] On 15 April, Thinley Namgyal became the 130th Tibetan in Tibet to self-immolate in protest against China's rule. The Chinese authorities continue their policy of confiscating self-immolators' bodies, cremating them without family consent and arbitrarily detaining relatives and colleagues...
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Tibet Society talks directly to UK Foreign Secretary
[10 April] At the launch of the UK's annual Human Rights Report, two activists, from Tibet Society and Students for a Free Tibet UK, had an unexpected opportunity to speak directly with Foreign Secretary William Hague. Key issues on Tibet were raised during the four-minute conversation with Mr Hague...
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China calls off human rights dialogue with UK
China-UK flag[10 April] Tibet Society has just learned that the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue, due to take place on 14-15 April, has been cancelled. Sources say that China unilaterally called the meeting off due to disagreements with the UK... read more

12 Years A Prisoner: Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche[7 April 2014] Twelve years ago today, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan monk and community leader was arrested by the Chinese authorities. Falsely accused of "causing explosions", he is now serving a life sentence. Take action calling for his release...
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ACTION: Call on UK to raise Tibet at human rights dialogue
China-UK flag[3 April] The UK-China Human Rights Dialogue takes place on 14-15 April. Tibet Society, as part of a coalition, has submitted a briefing paper to the UK government outlining key concerns and recommendations that should be raised during the Dialogue. Take Action: Call on the UK government to raise concerns over Tibet as well as Tibetan prisoner cases that have just come to light...
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Uprising 2014 report: "I Am What I Am - Tibetan!"
Tibet Freedom March 2014[20 March] A full report on events held in the UK to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. Events included a wreath-laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, a lobby of parliament and the Tibet Freedom March and Rally in London...
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UK MPs, Tibetans and Tibet supporters in round-table discussion
APPGT drop-in[19 March] On 12 March, Tibetans and Tibet supporters met members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet
during the Tibet Lobby at Houses of Parliament in London. A lively round-table discussion was held with questions being asked of MPs and a discussion on a variety of topics... read overview of discussion

"I Am What I Am": Speeches from the Tibet Freedom Rally
Ugyen Choephell[18 March] The Tibet Freedom March & Rally in London on 15 March attracted over 500 Tibetans and Tibet supporters. A full report will be published soon.
Read speech by Tibetan artist Ugyen Choephell, speech by Tibet Justice Center's Iona Liddell and the Sikyong's 10 March statement. View photos on facebook

Uprising Day letter delivered to PM, Chinese Embassy refuses
Downing Street delivery[17 March] On 15 March, to mark the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising a letter from a coalition of Tibet groups was delivered to 10 Downing Street. The Chinese Embassy refused access to deliver a similar letter (which has since been posted.)
Read  letter to the Prime Minister & letter to the Chinese Ambassador

Obama reiterates support for genuine autonomy for Tibet
The Dalai Lama and President Obama[24 February] After meeting the Dalai Lama, President Obama has reiterated his support for the 'Middle Way Approach' (which seeks genuine autonomy for Tibet) and for the preservation of Tibet's religion, culture and language. Obama also expressed "deep concern" over the worsening human rights situation in Tibet....
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President Obama due to meet the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama and Obama[21 February] The US President is due to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington today. China has already responded, calling for the meeting to be cancelled and saying the meeting would "seriously impair China-US relations"...
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Self-immolator's family denied traditional funeral rituals
[20 February] A former monk, who self-immolated on 13 February and died two days later, has been cremated without his family's consent. Lobsang Dorje's family were denied the opportunity to perform traditional funeral rituals, despite appealing to the authorities to hand over the body...
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Action: Urge Spain to resist pressure from China over Tibet
Jiang Zemin[10 February] Sign the international petition calling on the Spanish government not to bow to pressure from China over a ground-breaking Tibet lawsuit. The Chinese government wants Spain to reverse a judicial decision that implicates Chinese leaders of genocide in Tibet...
Sign petition I Reuters article (7 Feb)

Protestor dies in detention; two others given harsh sentences
Dorje Dragtsel[7 February] A Tibetan man, detained following his participation in protests against mining operations in Driru, has died in custody. It is feared Konchok Dakpa was tortured to death.
Dorje Dragtsel (pictured) and Kelsang Choklang have received lengthy prison sentences for their alleged roles in recent protests in Driru... read more

First self-immolation in Tibet in 2014
Phagmo Samdrub[7 February] A Tibetan man set himself on fire in Malho, eastern Tibet on 6 February, in the first self-immolation protest to take place in Tibet this year. Phagmo Samdrub was taken away by Chinese security forces but is not known if he survived...
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Hundreds detained for expressing Tibetan unity
[31 January] Chinese authorities in the Chamdo region of Tibet have detained nearly 500 Tibetans for taking part in a grassroots unity campaign. In a separate incident a Tibetan has been detained and tortured after Dalai Lama photos and speeches were found on his mobile phone...
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China sentences Xu Zhiyong to four years' imprisonment
Xu Zhiyong[27 January] A Chinese court has jailed Xu Zhiyong, a Chinese rights advocate and Tibet supporter, for four years on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order". On being sentenced, Xu told the court that "the last shred of dignity of China's rule of law" had been destroyed... read BBC report I Huffington Post analysis

Detained monk in ill-health; refused access to lawyer and family
Khenpo Kartse[24 January] UPDATE: Khenpo Kartse, a senior monk detained in December on suspicion of “endangering state security”, is understood to be in seriously ill-health. His family and lawyer have been refused access. However, sixteen monks, previously detained calling for his release, have been released... read moreTake Action

Tibet campaigners call on China to release Xu Zhiyong
Xu Zhiyong[21 January] PRESS RELEASE: A global coalition of Tibet organisations, including Tibet Society, has expressed concern about the trial of Xu Zhiyong, a Chinese rights advocate and Tibet supporter, who is being tried on charges of “assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place”...
read press releaseBBC report on trial

16 Tibetans detained for urging release of senior monk
Khenpo Kartse[16 January] On 21 December, 16 Tibetans were detained in relation to mass protests calling for the release of Khenpo Kartse, a senior monk who was detained earlier in the month on suspicion of “endangering state security”. Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action on behalf of those detained...
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Driru monasteries forced to close; three jailed over protests
Trinley Tsekar[10 January 2014] China's crackdown in Driru continues following the refusal last year by local Tibetans to fly the Chinese flag from their homes. Monasteries have been forcibly closed, three Tibetans jailed for up to 13 years for allegedly instigating protests, and three others detained on suspicion of burning a Chinese flag...
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