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China criticised for human rights violations at UN Human Rights Council

The government of People’s Republic of China (PRC) was criticised for human rights violations particularly in Tibet and Xinjiang by western countries at the ongoing 33rd Session of UN Human Rights Council under ‘Agenda Item 4: Human Rights Situation Requiring Council Attention’ this afternoon in Geneva. Germany expressed deep concern about “the human rights situation in China, in particular in Xinjiang and Tibet.” The statement delivered by Germany noted, “Among those who suffer from widespread human rights violations, there are many lawyers, human rights activists or academics whose only offence was to lawfully defend the most vulnerable parts of society. In many …

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China sentences four peaceful Tibetan protesters for inciting separatism

Four Tibetan monks who had called for freedom, human rights and the long life of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama were recently sentenced to prison on charges of inciting separatism. The monks had held peaceful solo protests late last year in separate incidents by holding aloft portraits of the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans along the main road of the Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD reported on the detention of the monks in previous updates.

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Tibetan teacher arrested for exercising his human right released from prison in poor health and with physical deformities

A Tibetan middle school teacher and musician was released from Mianyang Prison near Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, last month after serving nine years for allegedly engaging in espionage and separatist activities. Jamyang Kunkhen was detained on 22 August 2007 in connection with solidarity protests staged against the arbitrary detention of Tibetan nomad named Ronggye Adrak.

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