Open Letter to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE)

Today the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) sent an urgent appeal to the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) to challenge the legality of the recent law voted in the Spanish Parliament, limiting universal jurisdiction after Chinese pressure on Madrid over two lawsuits focusing on China’s leadership for its policies in Tibet, and which has led to arrest warrants being issued by the Spanish courts for several Chinese officials.

ICT testifies in Spain’s National Court on Chinese leadership policies in Tibet

The International Campaign for Tibet has testified in Spain’s National Court to the direct responsibility of senior Communist Party leaders for policies in Tibet as part of a ground-breaking lawsuit under the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” a doctrine that allows courts to reach beyond national borders in cases of torture and terror perpetrated by states. …

Spain under pressure over Tibet lawsuit – China refuses to cooperate with Spanish judge

In a new written statement, the Chinese government has rejected a judicial request for Chinese officials to testify in court in Madrid and demanded that the Spanish government block a ground-breaking investigation in the Spanish High Court on crimes against the Tibetan people, calling it a “false lawsuit.”  Spain will take on the EU’s rotating …