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.
The government of Nepal banned a public celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Kathmandu on July 6, further undermining the human rights and civil liberties of both Tibetans and Nepalese citizens who revere the Dalai Lama as their spiritual master.
China’s ongoing, systematic human rights violations in Tibet have again been raised at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
International Campaign for Tibet statement on UNESCO’s draft decision on “Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan” The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is gravely concerned about the future of the UNESCO World Heritage-protected site the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is facing numerous threats due to extensive hydropower projects, mining activities that are opaquely reported and expanding …
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group (TIG) in Brussels yesterday – the last in the Parliament’s 8th term – the International Campaign for Tibet expressed its deep appreciation for the determined and sustained support of its members for the Tibetan people, and its hope for the group to be reinstated in the next term.
A Tibetan man and his aunt were imprisoned in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, after he recited prayers and called for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
A new report from the International Campaign for Tibet reveals the construction of dams and infrastructure in Tibet that will potentially force the relocation of thousands of local people. The report also explains how the dams may impact the biodiverse area of Tibet known as the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is under UNESCO protection.