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Tibetan language advocate indicted, trial imminent
Tashi Wangchuk
[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... read more | Take Action

Chinas rule over Tibet highly repressive: Human Rights Watch
HRW logo[13 January 2017] In its annual report, Human Rights Watch says, under the leadership of Xi Jinping "the outlook for fundamental human rights [in China] ... remains dire." The report states Beijing's rule over Tibet remained "highly repressive" throughout 2016... read more

Family forced to deny self-immolation was politically-motivated
Tashi Rabten[11 January 2017] UPDATE: Family members of self-immolator Tashi Rabten have been interrogated and forced to state the self-immolation was due to domestic problems and not politically motivated. At least nine other Tibetans have also been detained... read more

Human Rights Day: Tibetans, Uyghurs and Chinese in solidarity
Vigil at Trafalgar Square[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 to Trafalgar Square, where a vigil was held... read more


Family detained after self-immolation in eastern Tibet
8 Dec 2016 self-immolation[9 December] On 8 December, a Tibetan died after carrying out a self-immolation protest in Machu, eastern Tibet. Tashi Rabten shouted slogans calling for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama before succumbing to his injuries. Members of Tashi's family have since been detained... read more

Human rights overshadowed by trade at UK-China summits
uk-china flag[28 November] Over the past month, two UK-China Dialogues have taken place. Unfortunately, the UK placed considerably more significance on the Economic Dialogue, as signified by the presence of the Prime Minister, whilst the Human Rights Dialogue was left to a newly-appointed junior minister... read more

Tibet Society briefs Foreign Office prior to UK-China Dialogue
Tibet reps at FCO[18 November] Prior to the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue held at the end of October, Tibet Society submitted a report on political prisoners to the Foreign Office and met with the new Minister for Asia and the Pacific. Though Tibet was raised during the dialogue, no official statement has been made... read more | download report

New product: Tibet shawls
Tibet shawls[14 November 2016] Tibet Society is excited to offer a new product to our supporters - the Tibet shawl - just in time for the colder weather! This woollen shawl also makes a perfect gift for Christmas. Each shawl costs 22 (plus 3 p&p per order)... read more

China condemns meeting between Sikyong and Speaker of House
Sikyong and Speaker[8 November] China criticised the UK government for allowing the Sikyong to meet the Speaker of the House, John Bercow MP, calling Dr Sangay a separatist and the leader of an illegitimate government. The Speaker also welcomed the Sikyong to the House during parliamentary proceedings... read more | video of Speaker's welcome

Sikyong meets MPs; urges UK government to support Middle Way
Sikyong & MPs[1 November] Today, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay met with MPs at the Houses of Parliament and urged the UK government to support the Middle Way Approach. The Sikyong also called for a coordinated approach between the UK, US and EU to tackle China over Tibet... read more
Take action for Larung Gar & religious freedom in Tibet
London protest[28 October] Call on China to halt the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar.  Write to the Chinese authorities and your MP. New points to raise and a new sample letter. Download a twibbon, social media banners and sign an online petition... Take Action
MPs urge China to halt demolition of Buddhist institutes in Tibet
logo[27 October] On International Religious Freedom Day, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet has issued a statement expressing its deep concern over China's crackdown at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, urging an immediate halt to the expulsions and demolitions, and calling on the UK government to make a public statement... read more

London protest on Global Day of Action for Larung Gar
London protest - Larung Gar[22 October] On 19 October, approximately 100 Tibetans and Tibet supporters gathered in London to take part in the Global Day of Action in solidarity with Larung Gar. Approximately 20 protests and actions took place in cities across the world, including Dharamsala, New York, Tokyo and Toronto... read more | photos

Global Day of Action for Larung Gar: 19 October
Global Day of ActionTake action: Call on China to end religious repression in Tibet. Join the Global Day of Action on 19 October. Attend the peaceful protest in London. 4pm - 8pm, outside the Chinese Embassy, 49 Portland Place, W1A...
Take Action | Protest details | Media advisory 

Larung Gar nuns told to voluntarily leave or face religious ban
Expulsions at Larung Gar[11 October] Authorities have threatened nuns at Larung Gar with a ban from religious studies if they do not volunteer to leave. Video footage has emerged showing the expulsions and demolitions. 1,000 dwellings are to demolished by December. Yachen Gar is also experiencing mass expulsions... read more | Take Action
Two monks jailed for sharing information about self-immolation
Sangye Tso[6 October] Two Tibetans monks who were arrested in connection to a self-immolation in 2015 have each been given 18-month prison sentences in a secret trial. Kelsang Monlam and Jinpa Gyatso were charged with sharing information and pictures of Sangyal Tso's self-immolation on 27 May 2015...
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Singers released after four-year jail term for 'political' songs
Singers released[6 October] Two Tibetan singers jailed for singing songs deemed to be politically sensitive, including about the Dalai Lama, have been released after serving their full four-year terms. Pema Trinley and Chakdor were freed on 3 October from Mianyang prison in Sichuan province...
read more via TCHRD | Phayul


Tibet Society attends international conference on Tibet
HHDL at TSG Conference[14 September] The Seventh International Tibet Support Groups Conference, opened by the Dalai Lama, concluded on 10 September with a resolution to strengthen efforts to bring peace and freedom to Tibet.
President Norman Baker and Campaigns Coordinator Paul Golding attended on behalf of Tibet Society... read more

Action: Call on China to stop demolition of Larung Gar
Larung Gar demolition[6 September] Write to the Chinese government and call for an immediate end to the demolition and expulsions at Larung Gar. Write to your MP asking them to raise the issue with the Foreign Secretary and ask for a statement... Take Action

Three nuns commit suicide at Larung Gar in demolition protest
Tsering Dolma[6 September] Three Tibetan nuns have committed suicide in protest against the demolition at Larung Gar. Two of the nuns left notes expressing their extreme distress at the destruction. In addition, families of Larung Gar residents could face punishment if their relatives fail to comply with expulsion orders...
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