- Prime Minister David Cameron will visit China next week, his first visit since the political furor with Beijing over his meeting with the Dalai Lama.
With the crisis in Tibet worsening David Cameron must use this opportunity to speak out for the people of Tibet.
Take Action: Urge David Cameron to Stand Up for Tibet NOW!
- China’s Universal Periodic Review concluded in Geneva, with 13 UN member states making recommendations on Tibet and numerous others calling for China to change its treatment of ethnic minorities and respect the rights to freedom of expression, religion and assembly.
- TIbet has been sealed off to journalists since 2008 - since that time very few foreign correspondents have been able to enter to record what is going on inside Tibet. France 24's regional correspondent Cyril Payen managed to get a seven-day visa to enter Tibet. Watch this incredible short report to see first hand evidence of dire situation inside Tibet.
- 60 years of China’s repressive policies and a severe and worsening security crackdown have created a crisis in occupied-Tibet, provoking an unprecedented wave of self- immolations. There have been at least 120 confirmed self-immolation protests in Tibet. At least 100 of the protesters have died.
Resistance in Tibet: Self Immolation and Protest summarises the instances of self- immolation and the unfolding crisis in Tibet since the first Tibetan in Tibet set light to himself in February 2009.
- At least 120 self-immolation protests by Tibetans living under Chinese rule have taken place since 2009; over 85 in 2012, with 28 in the month of November 2012 alone. At least 100 of these protesters are known to have died. All of those who have self-immolated called for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama.
- With Tibetans increasingly demonstrating their resistance to China’s rule through protests, cultural resistance and the drastic act of self-immolation, the need for Governments to stand together in addressing the crisis in Tibet is ever more urgent.
Read a new report, A New Global Approach: Unite for Tibet, which urges world governments to work together to implement a new diplomatic initiative on Tibet.
- Do you want to do more for Tibet? Do you want to help Tibetans and supporters in your area?
There are hundreds of Tibet groups around the world; each and everyone of them is dedicated to campaigning to end human rights violations in Tibet and restoring rights to the Tibetan people. Find one near you NOW
Tibet groups from around the world join together to urge David Cameron to during his visit to China.
60 years of China’s rule has created a crisis in occupied Tibet. Repressive policies and a severe crackdown have provoked an unprecedented wave of self-immolations by monks, nuns and laypeople, the majority of whom have lost their lives.
A surge in resistance protests, with demonstrators calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama, were met with Chinese security forces opening fire on peaceful demonstrators, killing at least five Tibetans and seriously injuring many more.
Warning: This video contains graphic images
On 3 December 30-year old Kunchok Tseten, a Tibetan nomad and father of two, set himself on fire in Ngaba, sparking protests as local people tried to stop police taking him away after he collapsed in the road in flames.
Prime Minister David Cameron will visit China next week. With the crisis in Tibet worsening David Cameron must use this opportunity to Stand Up For Tibet.