March 15, 2018, marked the 30th year of the International Campaign for Tibet’s service to the Tibetan people.
On 7 March, a Tibetan man in his forties set fire to himself and died in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), eastern Tibet, in the 153rd self-immolation since 2009.
On the same day as a major prayer festival in Tibet on March 2 (2018), the Chinese authorities held a major military drill in Lhasa termed as a ‘wall of steel’ in the buildup to the sensitive political anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, March 10, in 1959. This week is also the tenth anniversary of …
On February 21, 2018, six UN human rights experts have called for the immediate release of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.
On the occasion of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), which was launched in January in Venice, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) have written to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and to the European Union High Representative, Federica Mogherini, to express a number of concerns in relation to the promotion of tourism in Tibet.
On 25 January, Members of the Latvian Parliaments, including members of the Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, adopted a statement on the case of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.
The Tibet Brief is an ICT publication for policy-makers, providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet. In this edition: Tibetan film-maker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen finds freedom in exile; European Parliament adopts urgency resolution on Tashi Wangchuk and Choekyi; French President Macron’s first state visit to China; U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs calls for reciprocal access, religious freedom and human rights in Tibet; Two further self-immolations at the end of 2017; Ban on access to nature reserves in Tibet raises concern about Tibetan nomads at UNESCO site (…)
Two members of the German Parliament (The Bundestag), have called for the release of detained Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk, who currently awaits the outcome of his trial in Yulshul (Chinese: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (the Tibetan area of Kham in Qinghai Province).
Following the European Parliament’s urgency resolution on Chinese and Tibetan Human rights defenders, the International Information Tibet Group of the French Senate (Groupe d’information internationale sur le Tibet) has released a statement on Tashi Wangchuk.
The Tibet Brief is an ICT publication for policy-makers, providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet. In this edition: Major religious festival cancelled at Larung Gar amid further tightening of religious freedom; 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress confirm Xi Jinping’s grip on power and indicates likely continued hardline position on Tibet; Delegation of Tibetan Parliamentarians visits Europe; Germany political parties committed to support Dalai Lama and Tibet; Central Tibetan Administration holds international conference on the future of the Tibetan movement; U.S. lawmakers call on President Trump to support Tibet; Australia Tibet Council’s new report highlights Chinese influence on Australian Tibet policy (…)