China: Cease political persecution and disclose information about missing Tibetan monks

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on the Chinese authorities to disclose information about three Tibetan monks subjected to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and unjust sentencing in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. […]

Tibetan monk disappeared while sister and nephew beaten up in detention

Last June, a Tibetan monk named Choki was detained and disappeared in Wal-shul, Serthar (Ch: Seda) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Following Choki’s detention and subsequent disappearance, his sister Kyinzom and her son, Dakpa, were also detained for 15 days subjected to beatings; although they have […]

Monastery under siege as monks face expulsion while another detained for writing book on immolations

A monk from Tongkyap Monastery has gone ‘missing’ since his arbitrary detention earlier this month by People’s Armed Police in Gade (Ch: Gande) County in Golok (Ch: Guolo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province.  According to information received by TCHRD, on 11 March, the day after the 54th anniversary of Tibetan […]

Tibetan AIDS activist missing

Wangdue, a Tibetan HIV AIDS activist, has been missing since his arbitrary detention by the Lhasa City Public Security Bureau (PSB) from his home on 14 March 2008, according to information received by TCHRD. “Wangdue, now in his early 40s was born in Taktse County (Ch: Daxi/Dagze Xian), Lhasa Municipality, […]

Death toll rise to 79, over 1200 arrests and more than 100 disappear in Tibet

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been closely monitoring the situation inside Tibet particularly since 10 March 2008 when the first peaceful protest led by Tibetan Buddhist monks broke up in Lhasa on the 49th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day. For the past more than two […]

Mass abductions in midnight raids by Chinese security forces in Lhasa

Hundreds of Tibetans are arbitrarily arrested in the ongoing house-by-house raid by Chinese security forces in Lhasa beginning from 15 March 2008. All former political prisoners have already been rounded off and thrown into prisons by the security forces according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human […]

TCHRD commemorates 10 years’ disappearance of the Panchen Lama

March 17, 2005 marks the 10th year disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the XIth Panchen Lama of Tibet. It has been ten long years that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has failed to provide information on the whereabouts of the 16-year-old Panchen Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, […]