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Special report on the 22nd Anniversary of the disappearance of Panchen Gedun Choekyi Nyima

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of arbitrary detention of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima by the Chinese government. One of Tibet’s most important spiritual leaders, the Panchen Lama has not been seen or heard from since then. On 17 May 1995, the six-year old Gedun Choekyi Nyima and his parents were arbitrarily detained by Chinese government officials. For many years, Gedun Choekyi Nyima was the world’s youngest political prisoner, and now the longest serving political prisoner assuming that he is still alive in Chinese custody. The arbitrary detention and subsequent disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is the violation …

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Special Report on Prisoners of Conscience in Tibet

On 25 April 2017, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released a special report titled “Prisoners of Conscience in Tibet” on the 28th birthday of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. Who went missing 22 years ago along with his parents after they were detained by Chinese officials in Tibet. The Panchen Lama’s case has become one of the world’s longest enforced disappearances, the answer to which is considered a top state secret by the Chinese government. Considering the rising number of prisoners of conscience in Tibet, TCHRD has compiled a special report that can be …

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Special Report on Bilingual Education Policy in Tibet

The report titled ‘Bilingual Education Policy in Tibet: The Systematic Replacement of Tibetan Language with Mandarin Chinese’ was released on 7 April 2017 at a panel discussion organised by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy (TCHRD) and the Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre. The report takes an in-depth look at China’s language policy particularly in relation to mother languages of the so-called minority nationalities such as Tibetans and Uyghurs; analysis of International and Chinese legal provisions regarding language rights; and provides recommendations in implementing a genuine bilingual education policy that will give precedence to Tibetan as a medium of …

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