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Tashi Lhunpo MonksTicket offer: Tashi Lhunpo Monks in London, 5 July
On Tuesday 5 July, Tibet Society will host the Tashi Lhunpo monks for their only London performance this year.
Advance booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Tickets [£15] are now on general sale... read more | ticket info
Obama meets Dalai Lama and encourages China-Tibet dialogue
The Dalai Lama & Obama[16 June] The Dalai Lama met President Barack Obama in Washington DC on 15 June amidst criticism from China. Following the meeting, Obama expressed his "strong support" for the protection of Tibetans' human rights and called for the resumption of Sino-Tibet dialogue...
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MPs call on UK to raise Tibet at UN Human Rights Council
logo[15 June] The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet has called on the UK government to ensure China's human rights record in Tibet is raised at the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council. The MPs urged the Foreign Secretary and the UN Permanent Representative to "stand with Tibetans in Tibet"... read more

Second Tibetan writer imprisoned in 2016 for expressing views
Lomik[10 June] A second Tibetan writer has been jailed this year by the authorities in Tibet after writing articles critical of China's policies. Lobsang Jamyang, pen-name Lomik, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on charges of "leaking state secrets" and "engaging in separatist activities"... read more | Take Action

Report: The Human Rights Situation in Tibet: 2013-2016
Tibet Society logo[13 May] Tibet Society's new report summarises the human rights abuses suffered by the Tibetan people since Xi Jinping came to power in 2013. Produced for the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, it includes case examples, links and recommendations for the UK government... read more | download report

China attempts to cover-up self-immolation in Tibet
Sonam Tso[10 May] The Chinese authorities have attempted to censor Tibet's second self-immolation this year by destroying photographic and video evidence of the protest and cutting communications in the region. News of the self-immolation, which took place on 23 March in the Ngaba region, has only recently come to light... read more

Observing Tibetan democracy in action
Election delegation[29 April] In March, Norman Baker, President of Tibet Society, took part in an international delegation to observe the Tibetan exile parliamentary election. The delegation commended the election process. In personal observations, Mr Baker said the election was "a credit" to the Tibetan people… read more

Lobsang Sangay elected to second term as Tibetan PM in exile
Lobsang Sangay[29 April] In the recently held Tibetan exile parliamentary elections, Dr Lobsang Sangay, the incumbent Sikyong (Tibetan Prime Minister in exile), returned to office with 57% of the vote. Dr Sangay, who will serve a second and final five-year term, said the democratic election sent a “message of hope” to Tibetans inside Tibet...
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UK Foreign Office to answer human rights questions on Twitter
Baroness Anelay[27 April] UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay will be answering questions on human rights live on Twitter at 12 noon on Thursday 28 April. Take action: Ask the Minister what action the UK government plans to take on Tibet
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Action: Call for release of Tibetan language advocate
Tashi Wangchuk[21 April] Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate of Tibetan language education, has been detained by Chinese police in Yushu, eastern Tibet and charged with “inciting separatism”. His work had previously been highlighted by The New York Times. He could face up to 15 years in prison and is at risk of torture... read more | Take Action


MPs criticise UK government policy on human rights
HoC logo[8 April] The Foreign Affairs Committee has published a report criticising the UK government over its approach to human rights. The report questioned "how energetically the Government is raising human rights issues" adding there is a "perception" it has deprioritised human rights, citing China as an example... read more

Jailed Tibetan blogger appeals sentence with assertive letter
Shokjang[7 April] Shokjang, jailed for three years on charges of “inciting separatism”, has written an eloquent appeal to the Chinese authorities, not only expressing his innocence but providing remarkable detail of how his actions did not relate to separatism and are guaranteed under China's constitution... read more | Take Action

"A mere palm cannot hide the sun": Uprising Day 2016
Uprising Day Rally 2016[17 March] Report on events in London on 10 March, which marked the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising, including a wreath-laying ceremony, a protest rally and march, and an evening of commemoration...
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10 March 2016: Tibet Uprising Day
Tibet Uprising DayCommemoration of 57th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising. Show your support for freedom and justice for Tibet and express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet.
Events in London on Thurs 10 & Sat 12 March


David Cameron called upon to meet the Dalai Lama
Tibet Society logo[9 March] PRESS RELEASE: On the eve of the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising, Tibet Society calls on David Cameron to meet the Dalai Lama and urges the UK and international governments to stand by the principles of freedom and democracy and urge China to seek a peaceful resolution to the Tibet crisis... read press release

Two teenagers self-immolate in separate independence protests
Kalsang Wangdu & Dorjee Tsering[3 March] Two young Tibetans died after self-immolating on 29 February in separate incidents.
Both protested for Tibetan independence. Kalsang Wangdu died shortly after setting fire to himself in Tibet. Dorjee Tsering died three days after his protest in northern India... read more | Take Action

Popular Tibetan blogger imprisoned for three years
Shokjang[29 February] China's continued crackdown on any form of dissent in Tibet has been further exemplified by the imprisonment of Tibetan blogger Druklo (pen-name Shokjang). He was jailed for three years on 17 February on charges of “inciting separatism” after writing articles critical of China's policies in Tibet...
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Tibet second only to Syria for lack of freedom
Freedom House logo[5 February] Tibet has been ranked as the second worst place for freedom and human rights in 2015. According to Freedom House, only Syria had a worse ranking on overall freedom than Tibet. Even countries with notoriously poor human rights records, such as North Korea, Somalia and Saudi Arabia, fared better...
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Golog Jigme, former political prisoner, to speak at UK Parliament
Golog Jigme[22 January] Monk and former political prisoner Golog Jigme will be giving a public talk at the UK Parliament on 27 January. The talk, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet UK and Tibet Society, is part of a worldwide tour to highlight China's abuse of Tibetan political prisoners...
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China omits Dalai Lama from database of "verified" living Buddhas
[22 January] The Chinese government has published a database of “verified” living Buddhas supposedly to crack down on fraudulent monks. However, the omission of the Dalai Lama from the list, indicates its true purpose of exerting even tighter control over Tibetan religious activities...
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Tibet-related events in the UK
Snow Lion[15 January 2016] Check out our events listings for Tibet-related events in the UK, such as: Escape from Tibet film screening (Chester, 28 Jan), and Tibet's Secret Temple, exhibition at Wellcome Collection (London, until 28 Feb)... see all events


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