‘WASTED LIVES’: New report offers fresh insights on travails of Tibetan nomads

Is there anything new that can be said about the disappearing nomads of Tibet? For years they have been removed from the plateau pastures that purify the great rivers of Asia, to be rehoused in concrete barracks, without their animals or livelihood. … [Continue reading]

Tibetan mother dies of self-immolation protest in front of Chinese government office

A Tibetan woman set herself on fire and died immediately after in Dokhog (Ch: Daogao) Township in Chone (Ch: Zhuoni) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Sangyal Tso, 36, a … [Continue reading]

Tibetan man dies of self-immolation protest amid heightened repression

SWAT team with full riot gear performs drills to intimidate local Tibetans

A Tibetan man from Khangsar township in Tawu (Ch: (Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, passed away after his peaceful solo self-immolation protest to challenge the continuous and yet intensified … [Continue reading]

Tibetan singer sentenced to prison after prolonged secret detention

Gonpo Tenzin before detention (left) and wearing a surgical mask in a hospital.

A well-known Tibetan singer was recently sentenced to prison after almost a year and a half of secret detention in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Gonpo Tenzin, … [Continue reading]

Tibetan monk arbitrarily detained after months of police surveillance

Tsewang Chophel

A Tibetan monk was arrested and forcibly taken away by local police in Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Tsewang Chophel, 26, who is a monk at Nyitso … [Continue reading]

Tibetan political prisoner in critical condition after release from prison

Palden Trinley was released after seven years in prison.

A Tibetan monk who was recently released after completing a seven-year prison term is in critical condition following injuries suffered during detention and lack of medical care in prison. Palden Thinley, 26, was released from Deyang prison on the … [Continue reading]

Discriminatory Chinese passport regulations violate Tibetans’ right to travel

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Since 2012, Tibetans from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have had their passports confiscated and, as a result, unable to travel abroad. This is because of 29 April 2012 'guiding opinions' on implementing passport regulation issued by the Chinese … [Continue reading]

Tibetan singer held under tight security amid fears for failing health

Recent picture of singer Lolo in prison uniform

A Tibetan singer serving a six-year prison sentence for singing songs with politically-charged lyrics has been found recently in poor health as he continues to be kept under tight security in a prison located in the outskirts of Siling (Ch: Xining) … [Continue reading]

TCHRD participates in conference on Responsibility to Protect

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Last week the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) participated in a conference on the Responsibility to Protect in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The two-day conference evaluated the Responsibility to Protect ten years after it was adopted as … [Continue reading]

TCHRD calls Tibet a blot on China’s international standing on visit to Basque Country

Meeting with the mayor of City Council of Donostia/San Sebastian, Juan Karlos Izagirre and the President of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Martin Garitano.

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) exposed major human rights violations committed by Chinese government in Tibet and the repressive policies that facilitate these violations during recent meetings and interactions with … [Continue reading]