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Teen monk disappears into Chinese police custody after staging a solo protest calling for freedom in Tibet

On Monday this week, a 17-year old monk named Sangay Gyatso was arbitrarily detained by local Public Security Bureau officers for staging a solo protest on the main street of Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. A reliable source informed TCHRD that the monk carried out the protest calling for “Freedom for Tibet”. Immediately local police officers arrived at the scene and took the monk into custody. The monk was severely beaten up before he was detained, the source said quoting local passersby who witnessed the incident. The …

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TCHRD Statement on International Human Rights Day 2018

“We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.”                                   ~ Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Today is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a landmark document in the history of human rights that guarantees for all human beings the civil, economic, political and cultural rights that are universal, inalienable, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.

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TCHRD new website honours the 30th anniversary of the printing and distribution of Tibetan Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  To honour the significant and valuable contributions exhibited by the Drepung monastery monks in the history of Tibetan freedom struggle by carrying out peaceful demonstrations while distributing woodblock printed Tibetan translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the year 1988 in capital Lhasa, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy launched a maiden Tibetan language website on Universal Declaration of Human Rights at an event at the conference hall of Hotel Tibet, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala. 30 November marks the date of the sentencing of ‘Group of Ten’ monks for distributing Tibetan translation of the Universal Declaration …

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