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Tibetan political prisoner Tsultrim Gyatso has become eligible for release in November 2026 after his life sentence was commuted for the second time by the Intermediate People’s Court of Tianshui City in April last year, reported the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders on 17 July. The Tianshui court approved a 6-month sentence reduction claiming that Gyatso had “pleaded guilty, [showed] repentance, strictly abided by prison rules and discipline, obeyed [prison] management, showed remorse and reformed well.”  In 2014, Gyatso’s life sentence had been reduced to 19 years. He was also ‘deprived of political rights’ for seven years, a supplementary sentence that would subject him to police surveillance, house arrest, and restriction on travel and movement after his release from prison. Before his imprisonment, Gyatso was a monk at Labrang Monastery in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) county, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan)

TCHRD supports calls for ‘diplomatic boycott’ and relocation of Beijing 2022 Olympics

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the remarks of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a steadfast human rights champion, urging the head of states for a “diplomatic boycott” of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on human rights grounds at a virtual bipartisan congressional hearing on ‘China, Genocide and the Olympics’. We commend this timely hearing jointly hosted

TCHRD Annual Report 2020 released on 26 April 2021.

2020 Annual Report: Human Rights Situation in Tibet

The 2020 Annual Report on the human rights situation in Tibet, released online today in three languages: Tibetan, Chinese and English, presents a disturbing picture of deprivation and abuses, marked by persistent and grave human rights violations, including, absence of independent space for free speech owing to the widespread and systematic crackdown on any sign of peaceful dissent.

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Tibetan college students participate in TCHRD’s online workshop on human rights

A group of 23 Tibetan college students studying law, politics, journalism and sociology at different universities in India took part in a three-day online workshop on ‘International Human Rights Principles and Enforcement Mechanisms’ from 8 to 10 April. Eighty percent of the workshop participants were female. Participants learned about the UN human rights system and its protection mechanisms

TCHRD supports calls for ‘diplomatic boycott’ and relocation of Beijing 2022 Olympics

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the remarks of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a steadfast human rights champion, urging the head of states for a “diplomatic boycott” of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on human rights grounds at a virtual bipartisan congressional hearing on ‘China, Genocide and the Olympics’. We commend this timely hearing jointly hosted

TCHRD Annual Report 2020 released on 26 April 2021.

2020 Annual Report: Human Rights Situation in Tibet

The 2020 Annual Report on the human rights situation in Tibet, released online today in three languages: Tibetan, Chinese and English, presents a disturbing picture of deprivation and abuses, marked by persistent and grave human rights violations, including, absence of independent space for free speech owing to the widespread and systematic crackdown on any sign of peaceful dissent.

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Tibetan college students participate in TCHRD’s online workshop on human rights

A group of 23 Tibetan college students studying law, politics, journalism and sociology at different universities in India took part in a three-day online workshop on ‘International Human Rights Principles and Enforcement Mechanisms’ from 8 to 10 April. Eighty percent of the workshop participants were female. Participants learned about the UN human rights system and its protection mechanisms