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Uprising 2012: Response from UK Government PDF Print E-mail
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[25 April 2012] The UK government have replied to a letter delivered to Prime Minister David Cameron on 10 March 2012. The letter was signed by a coalition of UK-based Tibet groups including Tibet Society and called for action from the British government on Tibet. Below is the response received from the Foreign Office.
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Tibet raised in Queen's Speech debate PDF Print E-mail
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[15 May 2012] In the debate on the Queen's Speech that covered Foreign Affairs and International Development, Fabian Hamilton, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, contributed with a strong speech on Tibet calling on the UK government to take action.
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Tibet inadequately covered in UK's annual human rights report PDF Print E-mail
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[2 May 2012] On 30 April the UK government published its Human Rights Report for 2011. The report's section on Tibet focuses heavily on the self-immolations and the government's response, but fails to mention other ongoing issues in Tibet such as the lack of freedom of expression, arbitrary arrests, closed trials and torture. However, the report has taken on board suggestions made by Tibet Society and other NGOs for greater transparency.
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2010-12 Tibet in Parliament (part 2) PDF Print E-mail
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Parliament logoDetails and links of when and how Tibet was raised in the UK parliament during the 2010-12 parliamentary session (commenced 25 May 2010, ended 1 May 2012).
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet PDF Print E-mail
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (APPGT), founded in 1986, consists of MPs and Lords who have an interest in, and concern for, the Tibetan cause and the Tibetan people. The APPGT has cross-party support.
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MPs refute China's allegations over immolations PDF Print E-mail
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[8 December 2011] A letter from UK MPs has been published in the Guardian newspaper (and online) refuting allegations and propaganda made by a Chinese Embassy spokesman over the self-immolations.
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Transcript of parliamentary debate on Tibet: 7 December 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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[7 December 2011] Transcript of Private Members Debate: Government policy on Tibet led by Simon Hughes MP, Westminster Hall.
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Parliamentary debate on Tibet - December 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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On Wednesday 7 December 2011 a debate on Tibet was held in the House of Commons. It was the first debate on Tibet at Westminster since April 2008.
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Foreign Secretary states 'serious concern' over self-immolations PDF Print E-mail
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[29 November 2011] Foreign Secretary William Hague responded to three questions on Tibet raised in Parliament. The questions related to the recent self-immolations, repression in Tibet and genuine autonomy.
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Foreign Office comments on self-immolations PDF Print E-mail
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[15 November 2011] In response to comments left on the Foreign Office's Human Rights and Democracy website by Tibet Society members and other Tibet supporters concerning the ongoing crackdown at Kirti and the recent self-immolations by young Tibetan monks and nuns, the Foreign Office has posted a further comment saying, "We are deeply concerned about reports of unrest at the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, a Tibetan area of Sichuan Province, including those reports of self immolations which have occurred since the end of this updating period ..." Excerpt of their comment shown below.
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