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 …

Human Rights Violations and Self-immolation: Testimonies by Tibetans in Exile

Fifty years after the brutal crackdown that lead the Dalai Lama and tens of thousands of Tibetans to escape from Tibet to India, the self-immolation of a young Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Sichuan Province on 27 February 2009 marked the beginning of a new form of protest against the severe repression imposed by …

60 Years of Chinese Misrule Arguing Cultural Genocide in Tibet

This report is an examination by the International Campaign for Tibet of the impact on Tibetan culture of Chinese Communist Party rule in Tibet. Its publication comes at a time when the situation on the Tibetan Plateau has reached a critical inflexion point. Having compiled this report, ICT makes the following findings: The Chinese authorities …

Dangerous Crossing 2009 Update

In 2009, the situation for Tibetans deteriorated further in Nepal as the Chinese sought to block protests about repression in Tibet. Border security was still tight following the crackdown in Tibet as a result of unrest that swept the plateau from March, 2008, and numbers of Tibetans escaping into exile were low compared to previous …