The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is overcome with grief over the death of the prominent former political prisoner Jigme Gyatso AKA Labrang Jigme at about 12.15 pm local time on 2 July this year.
Today on the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy expresses our solidarity with all political prisoners around the world particularly Tibetan political prisoners and their relatives who have suffered and continue to suffer the brutal effects of excessive and inhumane torture and abuse perpetrated by the government of the People’s Republic of China.
Tibetan intellectual and writer Thupten Lodoe (pseudonym: Sabuchey), 34, has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison, according to information received by TCHRD earlier today.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received information from reliable sources that the well-known Tibetan writer Rongwo Gendun Lhundup, 48, has been sentenced to four years in prison on the trumped-up charge of “inciting separatism”.
In an open letter to President Xi Jinping on China’s ‘Children’s Day’ (六一际儿童节) on 1 June, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on President Xi to end forced cultural assimilation policy, which is being aggressively implemented under the guise of “Second Generation Ethnic Policy” in Tibet.
One of the most highly revered Tibetan spiritual leaders, the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, remains missing since his abduction by the Chinese authorities at the age of six on 17 May 1995.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and Asian Dignity Initiative (ADI) released a joint report, “Sucked Our Marrow: Tibetan Language and Education Rights under Xi Jinping”, at a launch event held at the Tibet Museum in Dharamshala.
On 3 May 2022, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy organised a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Role of Media in Advancing Tibetan Democracy’ to observe World Press Freedom Day at Norbu House Hotel, Dharamshala. The panel consisted of media professionals, legislators, activists, digital security experts, and independent researchers with extensive knowledge and experience in their respective fields.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released the 2021 Annual Report on the human rights situation in Tibet at a press conference in Dharamshala a day after the 11th Panchen Lama’s 33rd birthday.
Chinese authorities in Sershul (Ch: Shiqu) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi ) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, had ordered sometime early this year that all Tibetan private schools must be closed and students enrolled in government schools by 20 April where the medium of instruction is Chinese.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply concerned about the personal liberty and security of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk, who was released early last year after completing a five-year prison term.