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Tibetan man jailed for protesting China receives hero’s welcome after release

A Tibetan man named Kunchok Dhondup, 25, was released last Monday after spending nine years and a half in prison. On 2 October, Kunchok Dhondup received hero’s welcome from family, relatives and other Tibetans in his hometown in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in Tibetan province of Amdo. Pictures and videos obtained by TCHRD show local Tibetans waiting in line to offer ceremonial scarves (Tib: khatas) to honour and welcome Kunchok Dhondup, who was imprisoned during the 2008 uprising for protesting Chinese rule. A procession of cars can be seen in one of the footage …

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TCHRD submits petition on electoral reforms to Tibetan parliament in exile

On 19 September, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy submitted a petition concerning the proposal to reform Tibetan electoral system to each chithue (Members of Tibetan parliament-in-exile) ahead of the 4th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. The two-page petition includes the opinions and suggestions collected from the Tibetan public during the democracy awareness tour organised jointly by TCHRD with Tibetan Women’s Association in July 2017. Opinions were collected via open public discussions and written surveys under the ‘Mangtso: Tibetan Democracy Awareness Tour’. A USB flash drive, which contains the video recordings of all public discussions, was also presented along with the petition to all parliamentarians. TCHRD staff Ms Tenzin Dawa, Mr Tenzin Nyima and …

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