March 10, 2015 is the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising leading to the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile in 1959, and the seventh anniversary of an unprecedented wave of protests which swept through Tibet, only to be met by a violent crackdown. This year’s March 10 anniversary has a particular resonance as the Dalai Lama’s will turn 80 this year, a moment of particular significance to Tibetans.
The International Campaign for Tibet published a new report, “Torture and Impunity – 29 Cases of Tibetan Political Prisoners”, which documents a pattern of torture and mistreatment of Tibetans by Chinese prison officials. 14 of the 29 cases outlined in the report have died, as a consequence of torture, between 2009 and 2014.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 47th edition of its Tibet Brief newsletter. 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.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) in cooperation with European Tibet Support Groups and the International Tibet Network (ITN) invites Tibetan activists and members of Tibet Support Groups (TSGs) residing in Europe to apply for a 2-day-long advocacy training program to be held in Brussels in March 2015 in view of the upcoming 10 March commemorations all over Europe.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) called on Latvia to ensure that the Tibet issue is brought back to the forefront of the Foreign Affairs Council’s political agenda, as the Baltic country assumed the six-monthly rotating presidency of the Council on 1st January 2015.