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China detains Tibetan anti-corruption activist on politicised charge of ‘provoking trouble’

Chinese authorities have arbitrarily detained a popular Tibetan activist known for his tireless campaign to promote good governance, anti-corruption and social accountability in his hometown of Kyangche (Ch: Jiangqian) Township, Gade (Ch: Gande) County, Golok (Ch: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Mr A-nya Sengdra, 47, was beaten up and detained on 4 September from the highway intersection in Golok TAP by Gade County Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers and taken to the PSB detention centre in Drotsang (Ch: Ledu) County, Tsoshar (Ch: Haidong) Prefecture, where he remains to this day. Since his …

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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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