Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural resilience

A new report by ICT, ‘Shadow of Dust across the Sun’, reveals how the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar in the past six months are part of an unfolding political strategy involving more aggressive measures in order to curb and manage the growing influence and number of monks and nuns at these important monastic centers of study and Buddhist ethics in eastern Tibet, the largest such institutes in the world.

ICT-FIDH new report on China’s new counter-terrorism law – Press Conference at Tokyo’s FCC

On 15 November, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and FIDH released their new joint report, Dangers of China’s counter-terrorism law for Tibetans and Uyghurs, which highlights the serious human rights risks and counter-productive nature of China’s new counter-terrorism law that was adopted in December 2015. The report was launched during a press conference at …

New report documents endemic torture in Tibet and climate of impunity

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.

New ICT report: “Acts of significant evil – The criminalisation of Tibetan self-immolations”

On July 31, 2014, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published its new report “Acts of significant evil – The criminalisation of Tibetan self-immolations”. The report focuses on the intensified repression, which led to convictions, detentions and disappearances of Tibetans as a response to self-immolations by the Chinese Communist Party.

Storm in the Grasslands: Self-immolations in Tibet and Chinese policy

Since February 2009, 94 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet, with a dramatic acceleration in frequency since the once-in-a-decade leadership transition at the Chinese Communist Party Congress in November. Twenty-eight Tibetans self-immolated in November alone, marking a new phase in the political struggle in Tibet. Many acts of self-immolation – that have recently been clustered in …