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Urge the UK government to 'Stand Up for Tibet' on world stage - UPDATED PDF Print E-mail
[31 October 2013] Following on from China's human rights review at the UN on 22 October, there are still several major opportunities for the British government to show its support for the Tibetan people and their quest for basic human rights and freedoms. On 12 November China is seeking re-election to the UN Human Rights Council, and in early December the Prime Minister is expected to visit China. These represent key opportunities for the UK government to speak out against China's oppressive rule in Tibet. Please take action now and call on the UK government to 'Stand Up for Tibet'.
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Urge the UK government to 'Stand Up for Tibet' on world stage PDF Print E-mail
[30 September 2013] In the coming weeks the British government will have a number of major opportunities to support the Tibetan people in their quest for basic human rights and freedoms. On 22 October, China comes under review by the UN over its human rights record; on 12 November China is seeking re-election to the UN Human Rights Council; and, in early December the Prime Minister is expected to visit China. All represent key opportunities for the UK government to speak out against China's oppressive rule in Tibet. Please take action now and call on the UK government to 'Stand Up for Tibet'.
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ACTION: Traditional areas of Lhasa under threat of destruction PDF Print E-mail
[28 May 2013] The Chinese government is implementing plans to 'modernise' large parts of the ancient Tibetan quarter of Lhasa. Construction work has already begun in the Barkhor area next to the Jokhang temple, with plans for a massive shopping mall and underground parking. UNESCO is being called upon to investigate the matter and the Chinese government urged to halt the destruction of one of few remaining traditional areas of Lhasa.
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ACTION: Urge the UK government not to bow to pressure from China PDF Print E-mail
[10 May 2013] Following the recent political storm between the UK and China, over David Camerons meeting with Dalai Lama in 2012, and the Foreign Offices response to Tibet Lobby 2013, Tibet Society is calling on the UK government to take positive action and stand up for the rights and freedoms of the Tibet people.
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Concerns for well-being of three outspoken Tibetans PDF Print E-mail
[17 October 2012] There are concerns for the well-being of three Tibetans who have been critical of the Chinese government's rule over Tibet. Jigme Guri, since his arrest in August 2011, has been refused medication, family visits and independent legal representation; Runggye Adak, imprisoned in 2007, has been severely beaten by prison guards; and, Jigme Gyatso, assistant to filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, has been missing since 20 September.
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Tibet Lobby 2012 Follow-up Action PDF Print E-mail
[12 April 2012] In March, over 225 Tibetans and supporters took part in Tibet Lobby 2012. At least 150 MPs were lobbied and the British government was called upon to take action for Tibet.
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Tibet Lobby 2012 PDF Print E-mail
The 2012 Tibet Lobby, on Wednesday 7 March, is an important opportunity to build on the success of previous  lobbies and to stand up, speak out and advocate for Tibet on a key date in the Tibetan calendar. The Tibet Lobby is organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet support groups and is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising that took place in Lhasa on 10 March 1959.
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UK must back up statement with practical measures PDF Print E-mail
[26 January] In response to the British government's statement yesterday, voicing concern over the situation in eastern Tibet, Tibet Society has issued a statement calling on the UK to follow up its concern with practical measures. Tibet supporters can take action by writing to the Foreign Minister and to the Chinese Ambassador.
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Jigme Guri arrested; whereabouts unknown PDF Print E-mail
[25 August 2011] On 20 August 2011, Jigme Guri, a monk who in 2008 bravely gave video testimony about China's occupation of Tibet, was arrested by Chinese officials in Tsoe city, Gansu province. This is the fourth time Jigme has been seized and detained, the first being in 2006 after travelling to India for Kalachakra initiations given by the Dalai Lama. The next two instances were in 2008, the second of which followed a broadcast by Voice of America of his video evidence.
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Tibet's longest serving political prisoner in critical condition PDF Print E-mail
[7 September] Lobsang Tenzin, the longest serving Tibetan political prisoner, is reported to be in a critical health condition. According to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) Lobsang's health has seriously deteriorated, with complications arising from his diabetic condition. His eyesight has weakened causing intermittent blindness. He also suffers from with damaged kidneys and has extreme difficulty in standing.
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