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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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New Tibetan language website on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) today unveiled a new Tibetan language website on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at an event held at the conference hall of Hotel Tibet, Dharamshala, India. The website honours the memory and legacy of ten monks from Drepung Monastery, also known as ‘Group of Ten’, who were tortured and imprisoned for distributing the Tibetan translation of UDHR in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

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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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