Special Rapporteur on the right to peaceful assembly and of association

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

HRC 35th Session (31 May 2017) Symbol No. A/HRC/35/28/Add.3

Concerning the communication sent on 7 November 2016, regarding severe restrictions of religious freedom in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; the alleged mass expulsion of religious practitioners from Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, demolitions of monastic homes in Larung Gar and the cultural and environmental impact of the mining activities at the Holy Gong-ngon Lari Mountain, as well as excessive use of force against, and arbitrary arrest and detention of, peaceful protestors.

HRC 32nd session (10 August 2016) Symbol No. A/HRC/32/36

The Special Rapporteur is concerned about reports of restrictions on the free exercise of religion as a part of cultural life and on the use and teaching of minority languages, history and culture, and about the mandatory use of Chinese in the Tibet and Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Regions. Furthermore, peaceful demonstrations in the Tibet Autonomous Region against these measures are met with excessive force and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators. Gatherings of individuals, including for religious activities, are frequently impeded by the authorities.

HRC 20th Session (19 June 2012) Symbol No. A/HRC/20/27/Add.3

The Special Rapporteur joined a press statement issued by several special procedures mandate holders, in which they voiced grave concern over reports of heavy security measures, in and around the area of the Tibetan Buddhist Kirti monastery – which houses some 2,500 monks- and other monasteries in Aba County, an area of Sichuan province with many ethnic Tibetans in south-west China.


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