16/11/2019

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Tibetan monk sentenced to 12 years for ‘inciting separatism’

A senior Tibetan monk who was the chief chant master/presiding priest (Tib: umze) at his monastery has been given 12 years sentence in Sog (Ch: Suo) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. Tsangyang Gyatso, the former umze of Drilda Monastery, located at Trido Township in Sog County, […]

Two Tibetan men released after serving prison for 2008 protests

Two Tibetan men, Woeden and Lobsang Gyatso, were released after serving prison for their participation in 2008 uprising in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, according to information received by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). In March 2008, a series of protests rocked […]

[GUEST POST] The past in the way of the present: Ruminations on Pema Tseten’s movie Old Dog

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) presents one of the most comprehensive and insightful reviews ever done on the critically acclaimed Tibetan feature film Khyi rgan (“Old Dog”), written and directed by Pema Tseten. Old Dog was screened and discussed at TCHRD’s annual human rights symposium early […]

Tibetan activist writer released after four years in prison

“I hate lies and intrigues. The purpose of my life is to secure truth and justice” – Gyitsang Takmig Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the release of Tibetan activist writer Kelsang Tsultrim aka Gyitsang Takmig who was unjustly sentenced to four years in prison for engaging […]

Tibetan businessman detained incommunicado after staging lone protest in Kardze

A Tibetan businessman has been detained incommunicado for staging a lone protest in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) County in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Sichuan Province), according to information received by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Passang Wanghuk aka Ngodrug, was arrested on 4 October 2014 following his protest […]

Six monks arrested for removing and burning Chinese national flags in Diru

Chinese authorities have detained six monks for challenging a government order to fly Chinese national flags on their monastery rooftops. The unidentified monks had removed and burned a Chinese national flag hoisted on the rooftop of Drong-ngur Kagyu Phelgyeling Monastery at Wathang town in Diru County, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, […]

TCHRD highlights Tibetan human rights issues at UN

The director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), Ms. Tsering Tsomo, attended the 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) at the United Nations in Geneva from 14 to 24 September 2014, to draw the Council’s attention to the pressing human rights issues inside Tibet. […]

Tibetan student dies from self-immolation protest

A 22-year old Tibetan student from eastern Tibet burned himself to death in protest against China’s occupation of Tibet. Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire around midnight outside a police station in Tso area in Kanlho Tibetan autonomous prefecture, China’s Gansu province on 17 September 2014. He died of his […]

Two Tibetans receive harsh prison sentences for online anti-fur campaign

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) translated a copy (below) of the verdict of Jamyang Wangtso, a 32-year old monk and Namgyal Wangchuk, a 43-year old monk, both from Wuran Village. The verdict was translated from a Chinese government website and can be accessed here. Due to […]

Tibet raised at the 27th session of UN Human Rights Council

As the Human Rights Council discussed situations that require the Council’s attention, several NGOs raised their concern on the urgent and deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet. This morning, Tsering Tsomo, speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP_Tibet_Statement), highlighted the recent shooting in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan […]