Governments criticize Nepal authorities for detention of three Tibetans and mistreatment of Tibetan protestors in Nepal

The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Finland, and France have issued a joint demarche to the Nepal government objecting to the detention of three Tibetan community leaders on June 19, and to the harsh treatment of Tibetans in Kathmandu protesting against the Chinese crackdown in Tibet since March …

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 …

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 …

26 Nobel laureates condemn China’s crackdown on Tibetans

Twenty-six Nobel Laureates have deplored and condemned China’s violent crackdown on Tibetan protestors and urged Chinese authorities to exercise restraint. In a joint statement made public on March 20, 2008, the Laureates also protested against China’s campaign to vilify the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Laureate. Following is the full text and the names of …

European Parliament resolution on the arrest of the Chinese dissident Hu Jia

The European Parliament has passed a resolution in which it ‘strongly condemns’ the detention of Chinese human rights campaigner Hu Jia and demands his prompt release, as well as the release of all dissidents who have been arrested and jailed for crimes of opinion.   Resolution text follows: The European Parliament, – having regard to …

Trials of a Tibetan Monk: The Case of Tenzin Delek

Explains the persecution of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly-respected Tibetan lama facing a death sentence on unproven allegations of involvement in a bombing, and highlights the difficult conditions placed on Tibetan people.   Click here to download as a PDF.

Striking Hard: Torture in Tibet

PHR documents the problem of torture committed by Chinese authorities in Tibet against Tibetans now living as refugees in India. PHR also evaluates the physical and psychological consequences of torture in this population. Click here to download as a PDF.