16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence in Tibetan community

A Tibetan mother of two, who was also a popular social media personality, died at the hands of her ex-husband on 30 September because she had refused to return to her abusive marriage. Lhamo, 30, was stabbed and then set on fire by the ex-husband on 14 September while she […]

China: Release Tibetan singer Lhundrub Drakpa from arbitrary detention

Chinese authorities must release from detention a popular Tibetan singer unjustly sentenced for peacefully expressing dissent against Chinese rule, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) said today. Lhundrub Drakpa, 36, was sentenced to six years in prison for performing a song that criticised repressive government policies in […]

Tibetan Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison in Driru: China Committing ‘C...

Chinese authorities have sentenced a popular Tibetan singer, Lhundrub Drakpa, to six years in prison for performing a song that criticised repressive government policies in Driru (Ch: Biru) County, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) City, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of Kham. Drakpa was detained in May 2019, less […]

Dissenting Hero Kunga Dorjee: Passing on the torch of activism

Kunga Dorjee, a human rights activist, is our dissenting hero of the week. He was a former member of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and the Tibetan local assembly in Dekyiling Tibetan settlement in Dehradun, India. As an activist, Dorjee has been at the forefront of numerous protests across India. […]

Call for comprehensive reform of treaty body system on 75th anniversary of Un...

Today is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations when the UN charter went into effect in 1948. As we commemorate the UN Day to reaffirm and recognize our common challenges and belief in multilateralism, it is incumbent upon all stakeholders to devise sustainable solutions and take concrete actions to […]

Dissenting Hero Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar appeals for a joint non-violent prote...

“The basis of the Chinese communist party or the Chinese government’s occupation of Tibet has been illegal and unlawful. Tibetans have since 1959 been peacefully protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for the illegal occupation and apart from that the kind of violent suppressions that we are seeing them conducting […]

Dissenting Hero Tashi Lhamo for #WhyProtest Campaign

“I protest because it’s not only my right, it’s my duty to speak out in every way that I can when Tibetans inside Tibet do not enjoy even basic human rights.” Our dissenting hero of this week, Mrs Tashi Lhamo, is a veteran protester and is currently the vice president […]

Prominent Tibetan political prisoner Tsegon Gyal undergoes surgery shortly af...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply concerned over the health condition of Tsegon Gyal, a prominent Tibetan political prisoner who was released last December after completing a three-year prison term at Dongchuan prison (西宁市东川监狱) in Xining, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Less […]

Dissenting Hero Tenzin Migmar: “I protest because it is my responsibility”

Our dissenting hero of this week, Tenzin Migmar, believes it is his responsibility as a Tibetan being born in a free country to exercise his right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression because Tibetans inside Tibet do not enjoy these rights. As a long time member of the Dharamshala […]

New Report: Mass surveillance and censorship conceal widespread human rights ...

China’s widespread and intrusive practices of mass surveillance and censorship have served as a perfect foil to continue perpetrating human rights violations with impunity in Tibet. Since 2008 when Tibetans held widespread protests calling for freedom and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Chinese authorities have tightened control to […]

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