16/10/2019

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Tibetan Translation of Guide to Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities Rele...

2019 marks the 19th anniversary of International Mother Language Day observed annually on 21 February all over the world to highlight the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity for sustainable societies. First proclaimed by the UNESCO in 1999, the date represents the killing of students protesting for their mother tongue […]

Imprisoned Tibetan Language Advocate Refuses to Plead Guilty, Denied Right to...

In arbitrary detention for over three years for advocating Tibetan language education, Tashi Wangchuk continues to maintain his innocence and seeks to appeal against his five-year conviction on trumped up charges of ‘inciting separatism’. According to an update published by Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s lawyer […]

Tibetans call for release of popular anti-corruption activist who remains in ...

Hundreds of Tibetans have submitted three known petitions calling for the immediate release of a local anti-corruption activist who has been in Chinese police custody since September last year. Mr A-nya Sengdra, 47, was beaten up and detained by Gade (Ch: Gande) County Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers on 4 […]

China detains Tibetan anti-corruption activist on politicised charge of ‘prov...

Chinese authorities have arbitrarily detained a popular Tibetan activist known for his tireless campaign to promote good governance, anti-corruption and social accountability in his hometown of Kyangche (Ch: Jiangqian) Township, Gade (Ch: Gande) County, Golok (Ch: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Mr […]

Teen monk disappears into Chinese police custody after staging a solo protest...

On Monday this week, a 17-year old monk named Sangay Gyatso was arbitrarily detained by local Public Security Bureau officers for staging a solo protest on the main street of Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. A reliable […]

TCHRD Statement on International Human Rights Day 2018

“We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.”                                   ~ Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations […]

New Tibetan language website on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) today unveiled a new Tibetan language website on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at an event held at the conference hall of Hotel Tibet, Dharamshala, India. The website honours the memory and legacy of ten monks from Drepung […]

‘Day of the Imprisoned Writers’ observed with release of special ...

  “In the decree declared in hell, every one of those people is considered a criminal and imprisoned with both hands and legs shackled, the name of their crime is the love for freedom”, writes Theurang, a former imprisoned Tibetan writer in his poem titled Prisoner in Hell. On this year’s Day of […]

Another Tibetan dead after staging self-immolation protest against Chinese go...

  The expanding tentacles of the security state accompanied by increased government repression  in Tibet has claimed the life of yet another Tibetan in a self-immolation witnessed in Ngaba County, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. On 4 November 2018, […]

Joint Press Statement – China UPR: Civil Society Deeply Concerned by Re...

We, the undersigned, express deep concern over the removal of valuable stakeholder information by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for consideration by UN members states ahead of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the People’s Republic of China. The UPR process, undertaken through […]