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New UN Rights Boss in talks with China on Tibet visit

[REUTERS] BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY Thursday 16 October 2014 The new United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday at his first media briefing in the job that he wanted to visit Tibet and was talking to Chinese authorities about a […]

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Recent News from Tibet: China’s Severe Crackdown

In recent weeks, news has emerged from Tibet exemplifying China’s continued disregard for human rights and the rule of law. Harsh prison sentences have been handed out to those peacefully expressing themselves, whilst others have been arrested for protesting against […]

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Why Do Tibetans Self-Immolate?

A commentary by Tsering Woeser Original post by Radio Free Asia, 6 June 2014 Tsering Woeser, one of 10 Women of Courage honored by the U.S. State Department last year, has used her blog, Invisible Tibet, together with her poetry, […]

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Press Release: China’s Universal Periodic Review

22 October, 2013 Contact: Padma Dolma, Campaign & Europe Director, Students for a Free Tibet, +41 788 966 390 Iona Liddell, Tibet Justice Centre, + 44 7712 570736 Mandie McKeown, International Tibet Network, +44 7748 158 618 Julie de Rivero, […]

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Joint Letter: David Cameron visit to China 2013

  30 November 2013 Dear Prime Minister On the eve of your first visit to China as Prime Minister, I am writing to you on behalf of a global network of almost 200 Tibet-related non-governmental organisations to express our profound […]

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Letter to European Heads of Government about Xi Jinping’s European Tour, 24 March to 1 April. 10 March 2014 Dear Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of Belgium, President […]

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Tibetans Forced to Participate in Anti-Self-Immolation Campaign

Published by Radio Free Asia, 29 May 2014 Read full story Chinese authorities in a protest-hit Tibetan county in Sichuan are forcing area residents to participate in training designed to counter self-immolations and other protests challenging Beijing’s rule in Tibetan […]

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21 May 2014 Rt Hon William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, UK; Mr John Kerry, Secretary of State, United States of America; Hon. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany; Hon. […]

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Chinese Authorities Impose New Restrictions on Restive Tibetan County

Published by Radio Free Asia, 20 May 2014 Read in full Chinese authorities have demanded that monasteries and residents in a restive Tibetan county in northwestern China’s Qinghai province pledge loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party and are imposing […]