Mandela legacy continues to inspire Tibetans

Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013.  His state funeral on Sunday, 15 December is a time for the world to gather and remember Mandela’s life and legacy.  Mandela will be forever remembered as the first black president of South Africa and a champion of non-violence who was instrumental […]

China arrests two Tibetan singers in Diru

Two Tibetan singers have become the latest targets of China’s crackdown in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Trinley Tsekar, 22, and Gonpo Tenzin, 25 have been arrested in separate incidents in late November 2013 in Diru County, according to information received by […]

Banned Expression: Campaign to protect free speech in Tibet

‘Banned Expression: Support Free Speech in Tibet’ is an awareness campaign focussing on the Right to Freedom of Opinion, Expression and Information in Tibet.   Over a hundred Tibetan writers, poets, artists, intellectuals and cultural figures have been arrested, tortured and imprisoned since the 2008 uprising in Tibet. By daring […]

China disappears a father of three, arrests 10 others in ongoing crackdown in Diru

China has disappeared a Tibetan father of three and arrested 10 other Tibetans in an ongoing crackdown in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). According to information received by TCHRD, a Tibetan father of three, Tenzin Rangdol, 34, was arrested on the morning […]

Beatings, detention, threats after Tibetans reject China’s ‘Mass Line’ policy in Diru

China’s domestic security forces including the armed police and the  army have engaged in beatings, and detention of 40 Tibetans even as local government and party authorities used threats and intimidation tactics to enforce the so-called “mass-line” policy in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) County in Tibet […]

TCHRD’s new report on ‘Ending Impunity: Crimes Against Humanity in Tibet’

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy commemorates the 53rd anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day, by releasing a report titled Ending Impunity: Crimes Against Humanity in Tibet. On 2 September, Tibetans all over the world celebrate the Tibetan Democracy Day. This latest report from TCHRD focuses on international criminal […]

China tightens the screw after shooting Tibetan worshippers in Tawu

China has launched a crackdown on local Tibetans who had organised a religious ceremony to observe the birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama last month in Tawu (Ch: Dawu/Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. On 6 July […]

Tibetan singer secretly sentenced to five years in prison amid major crackdown in Rebkong

A Tibetan singer has been secretly sentenced to five years in prison following his arbitrary detention in November 2012 in Dowa Township in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Shawo Tashi, 40, was charged with “distributing photographs of self-immolation protesters; writing last notes […]

Ancestors’ Tomb: ‘My Mother was a maidservant of the Communist Party’

Mar Jang-nyug (pseudonym) is a Tibetan writer born and brought up in Marong village of Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD presents another translated and edited essay from the author’s forthcoming book, Ancestors’ Tomb. This essay was written on 25 March 2012, a few months after the death of […]

Apple: Respect human rights or withdraw from China

Recent reports that Apple’s suppliers have discriminated against Tibetans and other ethnic minorities in the People’s Republic of China demonstrate that the systematic and brutal discrimination by the Chinese government also exists in the private sector.  Chinese policies in Tibet subject Tibetans to religious persecution, forced displacement, arbitrary detention, torture, […]