Chinese authorities issued two separate directives last month to prohibit the Tibetan monastic community and the general public from participating, either in person or remotely, in the Kalachakra religious teachings given by the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India. Organised by the Central Tibetan Administration, the […]
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the unlawful and arbitrary detention of Mr Tashi Wangchuk for his peaceful advocacy of Tibetan language education and calls for his immediate release.
On the eve of Christmas, Chinese authorities charged a prominent former Tibetan political prisoner of ‘inciting to split the country’ (煽动分裂国家罪) after holding him incommunicado for more than two weeks at Kangtsa (Ch: Gangcha) County Detention Centre in Tsojang (Ch: Haibei) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (TAP) in Qinghai Province, in the […]
Prominent Tibetan monk Jigme Gyatso aka Jigme Guri who was released from prison after five years last October has been diagnosed with multiple diseases and is now admitted to a hospital in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County of Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of […]
Tsegon Gyal, 53, has been arbitrarily detained on unknown charges early this month by the local State Security Bureau officers in Tsojang (Ch: Haibei) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (TAP) in Qinghai Province. His family members including his wife, daughter, and aging parents have not been allowed to meet him.
An 18 year-old Tibetan youth was beaten up and taken to an undisclosed location by local Chinese police after he staged a solo protest last Friday in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County town in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.
Information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) indicates that local authorities have subjected several known Tibetans including family members, relatives and eyewitnesses to arbitrary detention and severe interrogation following the self-immolation protest staged by Tashi Rabten on 8 December in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County, Kanlho […]
A notice issued by a provincial unit of the Buddhist Association of China (BAC), China’s state supervisory body on Buddhism, has called for the prevention and restriction of the ‘illegal’ propagation of Tibetan Buddhism in Zhejiang province located in the eastern part of the People’s Republic of China.
Today we celebrate the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The rights and freedoms enshrined in the UDHR affirm that we are born free and equal, endowed with inherent rights to freedom of movement, expression, […]