12/12/2019

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Illegal detention of Tibetan language activist underscores near-absolute Chin...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the ongoing illegal detention of Tashi Wangchuk, 30, a Tibetan businessman who has been a vocal advocate for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language education in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of […]

TCHRD launches new online resource on Tibetan political prisoners

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to launch today an online resource on the state of political prisoners in Tibet. The day of the launch is important: 14 March 2016 marks the eighth anniversary of the protests on 14 March 2008 that led to the […]

High-profile Tibetan political prisoner hospitalized six months before release

Chinese prison authorities have admitted Jigme Gyatso, a high-profile Tibetan political prisoner, into a prison hospital in Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu Province, as he becomes eligible for release in six months. Jigme Gyatso, popularly known as Jigme Guri, was a monk at Labrang Monastery in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County, […]

Two Tibetan youths stage self-immolation protests in Tibet and India

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply shocked and dismayed by the news of two self-immolation protests that occurred in quick succession on Monday. Both involved two Tibetan teenagers burning their bodies to bring international attention and scrutiny to the repression perpetuated by the Chinese authorities […]

Tibetan mother secretly detained after staging peaceful solo protest amid inc...

A Tibetan mother of one has been arbitrarily detained and disappeared beginning this month after she staged a peaceful solo protest carrying a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Meuruma (Ch: Mai’erma) Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, […]

Monk sentenced to two years for keeping and sharing Dalai Lama’s photos

A Tibetan monk from Rongwo Monastery in Rebkong has been sentenced to two years for keeping and sharing photos of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County, Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The verdict came after the monk was subjected to seven months long […]

Tech companies should follow ‘Code of Conduct for Businesses Operating in Tibet’

Early this year, Microsoft concluded that Chinese authorities were responsible for hacking thousands of Hotmail accounts belonging to Tibetans and Uyghurs. The hacking occurred from 2009-2011 and involved forwarding e-mails the victim received to an e-mail account controlled by the attacker. At the time Microsoft decided not to inform the […]

TCHRD and Nanda Center host a conference on Tibet: Rights, Reality and the Law

On Wednesday 17 February 2016, a conference on Tibet, “Rights, Reality and the Law” was held in Denver, Colorado. The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) hosted the event with the Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law, the International Law Society, and the Korbel School’s Center on […]

Tibetan writer sentenced to three years maintains his innocence

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received conflicting information on the recent sentencing of Tibetan writer, intellectual and blogger Druklo (pen-name: Shokjang) in Thunding (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Exile Tibetan sources claim that Shokjang, 30, has been sentenced […]

Annual Report 2015

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released today the 2015 Annual Report on human rights situation in Tibet in Dharamsala, India. The annual report is available in Tibetan, English and Chinese. In 2015, the human rights situation in Tibet did not improve and China continued to violate […]