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 […]

Dissenting Hero Tashi Dorjee: “Will protest until Tibet is free!”

“No matter how happy we are here, we don’t have a place to call our own. We live on foreign land. It is one of the main reasons why we protest.  If we protest together, our wish will be fulfilled and that’s why we need to protest. “I even tell […]

Dissenting Hero Zhou Fengsou: protest to define our own dignity and identity

“We protest for change. We protest to expose the brutality of the government. We protest to let the world know there are still many like us who are willing to sacrifice for universal value. We protest because we have hope for a better society. We protest most importantly because through […]

Dissenting Hero: Tenpa Dhargyal for #WhyProtest Campaign

Our dissenting hero of this week, Tenpa Dhargyal, is a former political prisoner and a long time human rights activist. Tenpa spent more than five years in Chinese prison before he escaped into exile in India.  His time in prison made him even more resilient and determined to work for […]