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Obituaries: Sue Lloyd-Roberts and Derek Bailey PDF Print E-mail
[17 November 2015] Sadly, the Tibet movement in the UK has lost two of its key supporters. BBC journalist and former Tibet Society council member Sue Lloyd-Roberts died on 13 October. Derek Bailey, founder of the Reigate and Redhill Tibet Support Group passed away on 8 September. Tibet Society sends it condolences to the families and friends.
"Fear is so much in evidence": BBC's undercover report from Tibet PDF Print E-mail
[5 November 2015] The BBC went undercover to report from Kirti monastery in Ngaba in October, just as the Chinese President arrived in the UK. This rare western media report from inside Tibet found that "fear is so much in evidence" amongst Tibetans due to China's tight security and harsh policies restricting the freedoms of expression and religion .
October 2015: Round-up of Tibet-related news PDF Print E-mail
[5 November 2015] A compilation of news from Tibet during October, plus international developments relating to Tibet, key statements and interviews. Includes arrests in Tibet, the Dalai Lama's interview with The Big Issue and British MPs condemning the government's policy over prioritising trade over human rights.
Britains Great Kowtow to China PDF Print E-mail
[30 October 2015] The UK government failed to publicly raise human rights during Xi Jinpings State Visit to the UK last week. However, Tibet protestors ensured it remained on the medias agenda despite the lavish ceremonies afforded to Xi Jinping by the UK government and Chinese state-backed efforts to silence demonstrators.
MPs raise questions in UK Parliament over arrest of Tibet protestors PDF Print E-mail
[27 October 2015] The arrest of the three peaceful protestors during the Chinese Presidents State Visit last week was raised in parliament yesterday via an Urgent Question submitted by Fabian Hamilton MP. The Minister responsible for policing, Mike Penning, refused to comment on the matter citing that it was an ongoing police investigation, but then came under increasing pressure as MPs lined up to criticise the decision to arrest the protestors.
Two Tibetans arrested during Xi Jinping UK visit; homes raided PDF Print E-mail
[23 October 2015] Two Tibetans and a Chinese human rights defender were arrested on 21 October for peacefully protesting during the Chinese President's State Visit to the UK. Their homes were subsequently raided by the police and computer equipment confiscated. All three have been released on bail. Tibet Society calls on the police to drop all charges immediately.
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