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 …

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the Chinese People

An Appeal to the Chinese People from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Today, I extend heartfelt greetings to my Chinese brothers and sisters round the world, particularly to those in the People’s Republic of China. In the light of the recent developments in Tibet, I would like to share with you my thoughts concerning …

Tibetan protests continue and spread further: official and estimated detentions surpass 2,000

Tibetan protests have continued and spread even in the presence of substantial security forces. As of March 27, the number of counties in which protests have occurred has increased to at least 42. Official Chinese reports have acknowledged more than 1,000 detentions of persons who surrendered to authorities for rioting. In addition, unofficial reports estimate …

French President asks China to end violence in Tibet, offers to facilitate dialogue with Dalai Lama

French President NicolasSarkozy has said on March 24, 2008 that he has informed Chinese President Hu Jintao about his deep distress at the recent events in Tibet and called for an end to the violence there through dialogue. Saying that France would like “the dialogue that was started several years ago between the Chinese authorities …

Statement by the Dalai Lama on protests in Tibet

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I am deeply concerned over the situation that has been developing in Tibet following peaceful protests in many parts of Tibet, including Lhasa, in recent days. These protests are a manifestation of the deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present governance. As I have always said, unity …