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ACTION: Tsangyang Gyatso jailed for 12 years for 'inciting protests' PDF Print E-mail
[11 November 2014] Tsangyang Gyatso, a senior monk, has been jailed for 12 years by the Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region for allegedly inciting others to protest against Chinese rule. There are concerns for his well-being and that he did not receive due process.
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ACTION: Khenpo Kartse PDF Print E-mail
[20 October 2014] Khenpo Kartse, a senior monk and prominent community leader from Yushu, eastern Tibet, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison in a secret trial. Full details of the trial are not yet known. Khenpo Kartse was detained on 6 December 2013 on spurious charges of suspicion of "endangering state security". Khenpo is reported to be in serious ill-health and has been denied access to medical treatment and visits by his family.
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TAKE ACTION: Chinese police shoot Tibetan protestors in Loshu PDF Print E-mail
Write to the Chinese Ambassador in your country and Chinese officials in Tibet. Call on China to end the crackdown in Loshu, provide medical treatment for those injured during the suppression of the protest on 12 August 2014, and release all those detained.
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Chinese Premier to visit UK 17-19 June 2014 PDF Print E-mail
[16 June 2014, UPDATED] Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is due to visit the UK on 17-19 June, during which time he is expected to meet the Queen, Prime Minister Cameron and various business leaders. Take Action: Send a message to David Cameron and urge him to raise Tibet with Premier Li. Join the demonstrations.
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Follow-up action for Tibet Lobby 2014 PDF Print E-mail
[8 May 2014] In response to Tibet Lobby 2014 the UK government failed to address the specific concerns raised. Lobbyists called on the government to urge China to repeal the death penalty for those connected to self-immolations. The government was also asked to provide assurances that Tibet would be incorporated into the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. A follow-up action for lobbyists has been issued.
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ACTION: Dhondup Wangchen PDF Print E-mail
On 28 December 2009, following a trial behind closed doors, Dhondup Wangchen was given to a six-year prison sentence for conducting interviews to make a documentary. The resulting film, Leaving Fear Behind, follows Dhondups journey around Tibet in early 2008 where he interviewed Tibetans, asking them for their thoughts and views on the upcoming Olympic Games, the Dalai Lama and Chinese government policies in Tibet. Please take action for his release.
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ACTION: Call on the UK to raise Tibet at the UK-China human rights dialogue PDF Print E-mail
[3 April 2014] On 14-15 April, the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue will resume after a hiatus of two years. Tibet Society, as part of a coalition of Tibet and China NGOs, has submitted a briefing paper to the UK Foreign Office outlining key concerns and recommendations that should be raised during the Dialogue. Take Action: Call on the UK government to raise our key concerns and recommendations during the Dialogue, as well as Tibetan prisoner cases that have only come to light this week.
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Tibet Uprising Anniversary 2014: UK Events PDF Print E-mail
On 10 March 1959, Tibetans in Lhasa rose up against China's military occupation. The Chinese army quashed the uprising and subsequent nation-wide rebellion, killing at least 87,000 Tibetans. After the failed uprising, the Dalai Lama fled into exile and ever since the Tibetan people have had to endure a brutal regime.
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ACTION: Husband of self-immolator sentenced to death PDF Print E-mail
[23 August 2013] A Tibetan nomad, Dolma Gyab, has been sentenced to death for the alleged murder of his wife, who self-immolated on 13 March in Ngaba, eastern Tibet. It is feared torture may have been used to extract a confession from the accused and the verdict influenced by political circumstances. This is the second death sentence to be handed to a Tibetan in relation to a self-immolation, and indicates the Chinese government is continuing its hard-line stance against self-immolation protests.
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TAKE ACTION: Call on Cameron to Stand up for Tibet PDF Print E-mail
[22 November 2013] In early December, the UK Prime Minister will be making an official State Visit to China. David Cameron is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials. Tibet Society is calling on Cameron to raise Tibet during his meetings and to make a public statement on Tibet and human rights during his time in China. Please take the action below and call on Cameron to 'Stand Up for Tibet'.
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