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‘Day of the Imprisoned Writers’ observed with release of special report on censorship and discrimination faced by Tibetan writers in Tibet

  “In the decree declared in hell, every one of those people is considered a criminal and imprisoned with both hands and legs shackled, the name of their crime is the love for freedom”, writes Theurang, a former imprisoned Tibetan writer in his poem titled Prisoner in Hell. On this year’s Day of Imprisoned Writers that is observed on 15 November, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in collaboration with Tibetan Writers Abroad Pen Centre released a special report in Tibetan language titled ‘Tibetan literature: In the Web of Censorship and Discrimination’ at the conference Hall of Library of Tibetan Works and …

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Another Tibetan dead after staging self-immolation protest against Chinese government repression

  The expanding tentacles of the security state accompanied by increased government repression  in Tibet has claimed the life of yet another Tibetan in a self-immolation witnessed in Ngaba County, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. On 4 November 2018, Tibetan man named Dopo, 23, died after staging a self-immolation protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government in Ngaba County. A source with contacts in Ngaba informed TCHRD that Dopo died shouting, “May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live long! May we soon behold his golden countenance!” Dopo …

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Joint Press Statement – China UPR: Civil Society Deeply Concerned by Removal of Key Stakeholder Information by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Upcoming Universal Periodic Review of China

We, the undersigned, express deep concern over the removal of valuable stakeholder information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for consideration by UN members states ahead of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the People’s Republic of China. The UPR process, undertaken through the UN Human Rights Council, explicitly welcomes constructive contributions from civil society to address human rights challenges and promote universal human rights norms. All of the undersigned groups submitted reports through the OHCHR’s online platform before the deadline of March 29, 2018 as individual organizations or as joint submissions to …

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