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.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply grieved to learn about the death of Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, who set himself on fire to protest the repressive policies enforced by the Chinese government in Tibet.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has learned about the release of Tibetan writer, teacher and environmentalist Kunchok Tsephel on 18 March after serving more than 13 years at two different prisons including Dingxi near Lanzhou city in Gansu Province. Tsephel’s 15-year prison term had been reduced by almost two years after he saved the life of a fellow prisoner and collected ‘points’ for exhibiting ‘good behaviour’.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is looking for an English Researcher at its office at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The centre invites applicants with excellent research and analytical skills, excellent English language proficiency, and working knowledge of Tibetan.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been informed by credible sources that Tsewang Norbu, 25, a famous Tibetan singer died of self-immolation on 25 February this year protesting the Chinese government’s repression at the Potala Palace Square in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of U-Tsang.
The heightened restrictions on social media platforms such as WeChat have caused a chilling effect on online activities of local Tibetans as they fear communicating their concerns about the ongoing crackdown with Tibetans living outside Tibet.