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 […]

#DissentingHero Rose Tang: Unite to stand up against tyranny and dictatorship

“Fighting for freedom and justice is my duty as a human being. Supporting Tibetans, Hong Kongers, Uighurs, Mongols, Macanese, and Taiwanese or anyone who is ruled and threatened by the Chinese communist dictatorship is my duty as a human being.” Our dissenting hero of this week, Rose Tang, is a […]

Dissenting Hero Dorjee Tashi: China must abide by international standards to ...

Our #dissentinghero of the week, Dorjee Tashi, popularly known as Dorjee Rangzen is a human rights activist. He has participated in a number of peaceful protests. In 2013, he was imprisoned for peacefully exercising his right to publicly express his opinion. “I was sent to Tihar jail in Delhi for […]

#DissentingHero: Pema Dolma on the power of protest and resistance

“I grew up largely in communities where not many people knew about Tibet or the situation in Tibet. I was only 13 years old when I walked into school one day and in our hallway, they had pasted up a newspaper article which was a front-page cover of the San […]

#DissentingHero Tenzin Khando: Protest to Amplify the Voices of those Deliber...

Our dissenting hero for this week, Tenzin Khando, believes that it should be the rights of every individual of any country to be able to challenge, to be able to question and to be able to ask for accountability from their governments and institutions so that the rights of the […]

Dissenting Hero Tenzin Choeyang: Young People Must Exercise Free Will to Stan...

“The first time I actually noticed being kind of restrained for being a Tibetan in Nepal was when I wore that Free Tibet t-shirt or a jacket that had a Tibetan national flag in the front and said Free Tibet at the back and my dad was like you can’t […]

China imprisons two Tibetans on ‘state subversion’ charges for Dalai Lama song

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been informed by reliable sources that two Tibetans had been sentenced early last month on the charges of ‘inciting state subversion’ and ‘sharing state secrets’ in Tsekhog (Ch: Zeku) County, Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the […]

#DissentingHero Sonam Wangdue: Protest to Defend Truth and Justice

“The right to protest is a fundamental human right. The reason we protest is to protect human rights. We protest because we are discontented.” Our #dissentinghero of the week, Sonam Wangdue, is a long time member of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He has worked as a human rights activist and […]

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