Tibetan torture victims uncover China’s inhumane detention system

Two new torture cases involving former Tibetan political prisoners have emerged this month, just a couple of months after the People’s Republic of China (PRC) faced tough questioning from a UN rights watchdog. Both men served seven years each for their participation in 2008 uprising and are undergoing treatment for […]

China detains relative of Tibetan man who staged peaceful solo protest

A Tibetan man named Tashi Dhondup was detained incommunicado last Saturday after he staged a peaceful solo protest in Dzoege (Ch: Ruoergai) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to information received by TCHRD, on 19 December Tashi Dhondup, whose age remains unknown, walked […]

TCHRD Statement on Human Rights Day, the 67th Anniversary of Universal Declar...

  Today is the 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948. In 1950, two years after the adoption of the UDHR, the UN General Assembly invited all member states and interested parties to observe 10 December as Human Rights Day. […]

Solo Tibetan protesters calling for Dalai Lama’s return sentenced to prison

Chinese authorities have intensified crackdown on solo Tibetan protesters as information from Tibet confirms the sentencing of two monks and detention of two others in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in Amdo Province. According to information received by Tibetan Centre for Human […]

Tibetan man detained incommunicado after staging a peaceful protest

Chinese security forces detained and disappeared a Tibetan man on 27 November 2015 for carrying out a peaceful protest calling for freedom and long life for the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Twenty-nine years old Sangay was immediately arrested after he […]

Document Exposes Intensification of State-sanctioned Religious Repression in ...

Chinese authorities have intensified anti-religious campaigns by systematically converting Tibetan monastic institutions into Chinese government offices and the monastic population into Chinese Communist Party members in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in Kham province. These campaigns, implemented by the local County government […]

China detains yet another peaceful solo protesters in troubled Ngaba

Chinese security forces have detained another lone Tibetan protestor in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Tashi, 31, a layman, was detained immediately in Ngaba County town after he lodged a peaceful protest calling for Tibet’s freedom and the return of the Dalai […]

Tibetan man imprisoned for helping send an appeal letter to UN released after...

A Tibetan political prisoner was released on Tuesday, 27 October from a prison in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province. Kelsang Sonam was released a year prior to the completion of his full prison sentence, according to the court release order. Kelsang Sonam returned home to a warm welcome from […]

New report critiques ‘rule of law with Chinese characteristics’ amid increase...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released today a special report on the state of rule of law in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), entitled Rule by Law: Special Report on the Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics. The special report comes in the wake of […]

TCHRD condemns detention and intimidation of peaceful protesters in UK

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is appalled and disheartened that the London Metropolitan Police detained three peaceful protesters – a Chinese Tiananmen Massacre survivor and two Tibetan women – and searched their homes during the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to UK. On 21 October […]