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TCHRD condemns “unspeakable action” by Chinese ambassador in Germany

  The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the government of People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) oppressive treatment of Michael Brand, a German lawmaker and advocate for human rights. The PRC’s brazen attempts to censor the German politician drew harsh criticism from international onlookers and provided an example of China’s growing ambition to suppress human rights both at home and internationally.

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China must end enforced disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama

Today is the 27th birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the reincarnate of the previous 10th Panchen Lama, one of the most important spiritual leaders of Tibet. On 17 May 1995, three days after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his parents disappeared from their home never to be heard or seen again. Despite various appeals and campaigns from governmental and non-governmental organizations over the years, the Chinese government has not provided any concrete or verifiable evidence to support its claims that the Panchen Lama is living “a normal, happy life and receiving …

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TCHRD calls for immediate investigation into death of prominent Tibetan reincarnate monk in Chinese prison

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received the tragic news that Chinese prison officials have cremated Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s body and still have his remains in their custody. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was a prominent reincarnate lama and a highly-revered spiritual leader who died in prison while serving life imprisonment for a crime he never committed. He was in his 13th year of imprisonment when he died on 12 July.

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