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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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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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