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Olympics and Tibet under a cloud of repression

On the eve of China’s first Olympics, as the world prepares to gaze more intently than ever on the grand spectacle of the 29th Olympics, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) deplores and expresses its deepest dismay on China’s failure to uphold the Olympic principles particularly with regard to continual of repression in Tibet. The communist regime continues to cling on to its old authoritarian ways and still ruthlessly suppresses peaceful dissent. Over the recent past the Chinese authorities under the pretext of security measures has intensified clampdown on the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people. …

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China arrests four Tibetans for protesting against festival to greet Olympics

Four Tibetan youth in Nangchen County in north eastern Qinghai Province were arrested on 26 July 2008 by the Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials for protesting against the Summer Festival planned by the Chinese government to greet the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). According to sources, the Chinese authorities of Nangchen County, Jyekundo (Ch: Yushu) “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (‘TAP’) in Qinghai Province, have ordered all the township and villages authorities under it’s administration to prepare and bring out a festive spectacle/performance during the planned summer …

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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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