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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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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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