ICT delivers UN statement on illegal killings by security forces in Tibet

On 3 June, ICT delivered an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the use of extrajudicial and summary executions in Tibet. As ICT does not have an official status at the UN, the statement was delivered under the name of France Libertés. ICT’s director for government relations in Europe, Stewart …

Dalai Lama’s envoys hold press conference following talks

The Dalai Lama’s envoys reported back today on talks with officials from the United Front Work Department in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday [May 4]. Special Envoy Lodi Gyari, speaking to press in Dharamsala, India, after briefing the Dalai Lama, referred to the significance of a comment by Chinese President and Party Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday …

Dalai Lama lauds Japan’s concerns over Tibet

Nottingham: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is currently visiting Britain, on Sunday expressed his appreciation for Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s series of remarks on Tibet, in an exclusive interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. “We very much appreciate them,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in the interview in this city in central England. His …

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations testimony

Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony of Mr. Lodi Gyari Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama April 23, 2008 Madame Chairwoman and members of the Committee, at this critical time for Tibet, I wish to express my appreciation to the Congress for its unwavering support for His Holiness the Dalai …

Authorities acknowledge 4,000 detentions: thousands ‘disappear’ in ongoing Lhasa crackdown

Raids on people’s houses and ‘disappearances’ are continuing every day during the ongoing crackdown in Lhasa, and there are new fears for monks at Drepung monastery after more troops were deployed following unrest there over the past few days. Details of the incident at Drepung are unclear, although it is known that the unrest followed …

Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to all Tibetans

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama STATEMENT OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA TO ALL TIBETANS Dharamsala April 6, 2008 While extending my warm greetings to all the Tibetans in Tibet, I would like to share some of my thoughts. 1. Since March 10 this year, we have witnessed protests and demonstrations in almost all …

Eight Tibetans killed in Kardze: new phase in protests in Tibet

At least eight Tibetans were killed yesterday in eastern Tibet after armed police fired on a crowd of several hundred monks and laypeople after an incident in which monks were detained after they objected to an intensified ‘patriotic education’ campaign, including photographs of the Dalai Lama being thrown to the ground, according to reliable sources. …

Turning point for Tibet

Below is the complete article written by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy, followed by the version edited due to space constraints which appeared in the International Herald Tribune on April 3, 2008. International Herald Tribune Turning point for Tibet By Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Thursday, April 3, 2008 In the last few weeks, …

The Dalai Lama: An Appeal

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the world leaders, Parliamentarians, NGOs and public who have expressed their concern over the recent deeply saddening and tragic events in Tibet. We are also grateful for their efforts in persuading the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing …

Australian Prime Minister Rudd says there are human rights abuses in Tibet, calls on China to talk to the Dalai Lama

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is absolutely clear that there are human rights abuses in Tibet and that one should not be shy about raising this with the Chinese Government. Addressing a joint press conference with US President George Bush on March 28, 2008 in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister said China should …