Tibet Brief – Edition 70

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” (…)

Sinicization poses new threats to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist culture and values in Tibet

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.

UNESCO fails its mission to protect unique landscape of Three Parallel Rivers in Tibet

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 …

ICT commends outgoing European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group

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.