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Death reported of Labrang monk who spoke out on human rights PDF Print E-mail
[5 April] Jamyang Jinpa, who was detained following a protest in front of foreign journalists at Labrang monastery in April 2008, has died almost certainly as a result of internal injuries sustained when severely tortured whilst in detention. Jamyang is the second monk known to have died from the group of 15 monks that participated in the protest. Images from the protest were broadcast around the world.
Tibet Uprising Day 2011 report PDF Print E-mail
The 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising on 10 March 1959 was commemorated in the UK through a series of events: a successful Tibet Mass Lobby of Parliament, a reflective wreath-laying ceremony outside Westminster Abbey, a rousing Tibetan Freedom March through central London, a stirring rally outside the Chinese Embassy and a poignant afternoon showcasing Tibetan culture.
Monk dies after self-immolation; protests suppressed PDF Print E-mail
[17 March 2011] On 16 March, a young monk from Kirti monastery in the Ngaba area of Tibet died after setting himself on fire. Protests followuing the self-immolation, were quelled by Chinese security forces and resulted in the beating and detention of an unknown number of Tibetans.
Dalai Lama to step back from political duties PDF Print E-mail
[10 March] In his annual statement on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising, the Dalai Lama announced he is to formally begin the process of transferring his political role to the Kalon Tripa (Tibetan Prime Minister in exile). The Dalai Lama said, "I will formally propose that the necessary amendments be made to the Charter for Tibetans in Exile, reflecting my decision to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader."
2010 News Headlines PDF Print E-mail
News headlines for 2010 with links to articles.
Human Rights Day 2010 PDF Print E-mail
[14 December 2010] For Human Rights Day 2010, Tibet Society worked as a key member of the coalition group, Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK), to highlight the case of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and to call for the release of all prisoners of conscience in China, Tibet and East Turkestan.
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