ACTION: Kirti monastery
[ONGOING] Kirti monastery in Tibet is currently subject to a military lockdown, imposed by the Chinese authorities in response to protests that began on 16 March. Two Tibetans were killed on 21 April and many arrested. Over 300 monks have been removed from the monastery and at least seven Kirti monks have received prison sentences. Please take action now!

Blockade outside Kirti monastery1. Contact your MP asking them to write to the Foreign Office urging them to call on the Chinese government to end the lockdown on Kirti monastery, withdraw the security forces, to release all the monks and lay-people who have been detained and imprisoned since March and to provide independent legal counsel for all those facing charges. Also ask your MP to call on the Foreign Office to urgently contact the British consulate in Chongqing (the nearest British consulate to Tibet) asking them to request permission to send an observer to the area. To find your your MP: or

Kirti monastery2. Leave a message for the British Ambassador in Beijing, voicing your concerns, via the Embassy's online feedback form.

3. Write to the Chinese Ambassador with your concerns.
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Address: Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL.

4. Sign the online international petition created by International Tibet Network directed to world leaders. (Tibet Society is a member of ITN.)

Further details: Click here for the latest information on the situation at Kirti monastery.

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