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“Defending Rights Through Law”: Special Report on Tibet’s ‘Rights Defense’ Movement

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the release of a special report on the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, opening on 18 October 2017. The report delivers the history and current status of the ‘rights defense’ movement, known in Tibetan as “bsTun rgol khrims gtugs” (Eng: “Defending rights through law”), in Chinese and Tibetan language. On the verge of the commencement of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, we are presenting a campaign research paper on defending the rights through law. We urge the Chinese …

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Dissenting Voices Series: TCHRD releases Tibetan monk’s book that was banned by China

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the release of “Fifty-four Days”, a book written by Tibetan monk named Lu Kunchok Gyatso, who lives in Tibet. The Tibetan language book is a collection of journal entries on the author’s dangerous journey over the Himalayas in the year 1994 to seek blessings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and receive Tibetan monastic education in India. On his arrival in India after 54 days, he joined the Drepung monastery in south India and in 2000 returned to Tibet after completing his studies. He had completed the book …

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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 footages …

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