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.
Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk in a Weibo post on 18 January revealed that the day before, he was summoned and interrogated for almost three hours at the Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) city police station in Yushu County, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham.
TCHRD has been informed that a 30-ft Maitreya Buddha statue in the courtyard of Drango Namgyal Ling Monastery has been destroyed and at least a dozen local Tibetans detained for sharing news of the destruction of a 99-ft Buddha statue that was reported last month in Drango (Ch: Luhuo) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham.
TCHRD has been informed by a reliable source that Chinese authorities in Drango (Ch: Luhuo) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham, have in the last two months demolished a Buddhist school and prayer wheels in the vicinity of Drango monastery and a 99 ft. tall Buddha’s statue located some…
The Chinese Party-state is targeting and silencing influential Tibetan writers, intellectuals and cultural leaders that it views as hindrance to its cultural assimilation campaign. New information obtained by TCHRD revealed the ongoing detention of four other writers on top of the four recently sentenced to four to ten years in prison.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) confirmed that Gō Sherab Gyatso also known as Gosher was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Lhasa Intermediate People’s Court a month ago, following news of the sentencing that surfaced on social media on Human Rights Day last Friday.