News of the disappearance and imprisonment of three monks has emerged from the Ngaba area of eastern Tibet, which has been subject to a brutal crackdown by the Chinese government since the wave of self-immolations began there in 2009.
China’s policies in Tibet have increased the vulnerability of Tibetan pastoralists to climate change, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in its latest report, “Climate Change and the Land,” released Aug. 8, 2019. While the Chinese government blames Tibetan nomads for the degradation of Tibet’s vast grasslands, the IPCC and experts around …
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Inspired by the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act adopted in the US last year, a UK lawmaker introduced a bill in Parliament this week calling on Chinese officials to give British diplomats, journalists and ordinary citizens access to Tibet or be denied entry to the UK.
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: New ICT report reveals how dams will harm a UNESCO-protected area of Tibet; Rights groups raise China’s systematic human rights violations in Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; ICT commends outgoing European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group;
US Ambassador to China granted rare visit to Tibet; Monks and nuns expelled from Yachen Gar are forced to undergo “political reeducation” (…)
Five UN Special Rapporteurs have written to the Chinese government requesting information about a group of Tibetans arrested for celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.
The niece of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a revered Tibetan lama who died mysteriously in a Chinese prison in 2015, spoke at a major gathering on religious freedom in Washington, DC this week, where she urged the governments of the world to hold China accountable for his death.
A new phase of thousands of expulsions of nuns and monks has begun at the well-known religious institute of Yachen Gar in eastern Tibet, with reports that those evicted are now being subjected to “political re-education” in detention in extra-legal facilities where there is a high risk of torture.
Ahead of the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the US State Department in Washington, DC from July 16 to 18, 2019, the International Campaign for Tibet has obtained information from sources inside Tibet about threats to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist culture and values at a time the Dalai Lama has described as “the darkest period” in Tibetan history.
A nationwide political campaign in China against “black” and “evil forces” has intensified in Chinese-occupied Tibet with a strong emphasis on cracking down on “separatism in the name of religion” and loyalty to the Dalai Lama.