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Two months’ ultimatum issued to Tibetan Communist Party members and government employees to recall their children studying in exile schools

Following a series of protests by Tibetans across Tibet since 10 March 2008, the Chinese authorities have embarked on numerous premeditated measures and steps to tighten control over the Tibetan people. The latest targets are identified as ethnic Tibetan Communist Party members and the government employees. A new official regulation jointly prepared by the “Tibet Autonomous Region” (“TAR”) Communist Party’s Discipline Inspection Commission (Ch: Jie Wei) and “TAR” Government Discipline Committee (Ch: Jian cha ting) was officially announced yesterday, targeting Tibetan party members and government employees whose children are studying in the exiled educational institutions run by the “Dalai Clique”, …

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Tibetan demonstrators beaten and detained in Kardze

A group of local Tibetans were severely beaten and then detained by the Chinese security forces for staging peaceful demonstrations in Kardze County, Kardze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (“TAP”), Sichuan, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) On 21 June 2008, a Tibetan youth named Dragu of Khashul Village, Dado Township, Kardze County, Kardze “TAP”, was detained by the People’s Armed Police (PAP) as he had entered into the main market of the County calling for a free Tibet until his protest was overtaken by 7 local PAP officers. He was seen sporting …

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TCHRD commemorates 11th UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Today, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) commemorates the eleventh anniversary of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to recognize the pain and suffering that victims and survivors of torture throughout the world has gone through. In 1984, the General Assembly adopted the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), which entered into force on 26 June 1987. It was an important step in the much-needed process of globalising human rights and acknowledging that torture, and all forms of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, are …

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