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Larung Gar demolitions and evictions recommence PDF Print E-mail
[17 February 2017] Following a short winter break, Chinese authorities have recommenced demolitions and forced evictions at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in eastern Tibet. Those evicted have been forced to sign pledges never to return and are subject to political re-education classes. In addition, local authorities have introduced new restrictions for those wishing to study at the Institute.
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Tibet: Less freedom than North Korea PDF Print E-mail
[31 January 2017] For the second consecutive year, Tibet has ranked as the second worst place in the world for freedom and human rights, according to a report published by Freedom House. Countries with appalling human rights records such as North Korea and Eritrea ranked better than Tibet; only Syria was considered worse out of the 210 countries and territories assessed.
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Tibetan language advocate indicted, trial imminent PDF Print E-mail
[18 January 2017] Tashi Wangchuk is facing an imminent trial, following the resubmission of his case to the Yushu Intermediate Peoples Court. Tashi, a Tibetan language advocate, was arrested a year ago after The New York Times featured his work.
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Chinas rule over Tibet highly repressive: Human Rights Watch PDF Print E-mail
[13 January 2017] Respected international NGO Human Rights Watch has published its annual World Report on human rights. The report includes a stinging rebuke of Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership, stating "the outlook for fundamental human rights... remains dire." The report highlights China's increased limitations on freedoms of expression, religion and assembly throughout 2016, and states Beijing's rule over Tibet remained "highly repressive".
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Family forced to deny self-immolation was political PDF Print E-mail
[11 January 2017] UPDATE: On 8 December 2016, Tashi Rabten self-immolated in Machu town, eastern Tibet. He shouted slogans including freedom for Tibet, before succumbing to his injuries. His family were detained and interrogated after requesting the return of his body. His wife was forced to sign a document claiming the self-immolation was due to domestic problems and not politically-motivated. At least nine other Tibetans have been detained in relation to the self-immolation.
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Human Rights Day: Tibetans, Uyghurs and Chinese in solidarity PDF Print E-mail
[13 December 2016] Tibet Society marked Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016 by holding a solidarity vigil with Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese activists and supporters. A letter was delivered to 10 Downing Street, followed by a procession from Downing Street to Trafalgar Square, where a vigil was held.
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