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March 10, 2002

Tibetans detained and beaten by Nepali police after March 10 demonstration

Twenty to twenty-five Tibetan and Nepali youth were detained and beaten after attempting to march to the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu on March 10. They were protesting the 43rd anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising crushed by Chinese authorities. According to one of those detained the protesters were arrested near the Chinese embassy and loaded […]

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Dalai Lama hopes China will find courage to resolve Tibetan problem through negotiations

In his annual address to commemorate the Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2002, the Dalai Lama has said that he hoped the Chinese leadership will “find the courage, wisdom and vision to solve the Tibetan issue through negotiations.” The Dalai Lama said whether the new Chinese leadership that will take power […]

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Chinese scholar Gao Zhan

Chinese scholar Gao Zhan says Tibetans have the right to choose their future

Gao Zhan, the scholar who was detained by China for five months in 2001 and released after pressure from the United States Government, said on February 26, 2002 that it was only after she regained her freedom that she understood the aspirations of the Tibetan people. Gao was addressing a panel discussion on China and […]

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Dalai Lama attends Tenshug ceremony in Dharamsala

At the request of Kirti Kyabgon, a prominent lama residing in Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama participated in a long-life (Tenshug) ceremony dedicated to his well being on February 23, 2002 in Dharamsala. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, lamas are made this ceremonial offering as a formal request for their continued existence in this world. Also, […]

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President George Bush and President Jiang Zemin

Bush asks Jiang to begin dialogue with the Dalai Lama

President Bush began his visit to Beijing on February 21, 2002 with an extensive meeting with President Jiang Zemin during which he urged Jiang to start a dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Briefing the media on the presidential summit, White House National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said Bush “…mentioned specifically the importance of dialogue with […]

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Embassy arrests

Three more arrests bring total to 10 before Friday rally

Three more Tibet supporters were arrested today after conducting civil disobedience at the Chinese Embassy as part of the week long “Mobilization for Tibet.”

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Embassy arrests

Three more Tibet supporters arrested after non-violent protest at Chinese Embassy

Julia Stewart of George Washington University’s Students for A Free Tibet as well as [Name Withheld] and [Name Withheld] of the International Campaign for Tibet were arrested after conducting civil disobedience at the Chinese Embassy this afternoon. They attempted to deliver letters saying “Free Tibet” in English and Chinese. Today’s arrests bring the total to […]

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Students for Free Tibet arrests

More protesters arrested outside Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC

This afternoon Tibet supporters John Flajnik and Matt Kozuch, students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC. The act is part of a week-long effort called the “Mobilization for Tibet” intended to draw attention to the issue before President Bush leaves […]

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Alma David arrest

Two Tibet supporters arrested at Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC

Maureen Nelson of the International Campaign for Tibet and Alma David of Students for a Free Tibet were arrested after conducting civil disobedience at the Chinese Embassy this afternoon. They attempted to deliver letters saying “Free Tibet” in English and Chinese. As President Bush prepares to leave for his first ever official state visit in […]

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Dalai Lama cancels North American visit

In an effort to rest after recovering from his recent illness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has cancelled his upcoming scheduled visit to North America in April 2002. The cities that Dalai Lama was scheduled to travel to on his April 12-30 visit included: Bloomington, IN; New York, NY; Boston, MA; and Ottawa, Canada. He […]

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China wants UN meeting to bar Tibet rights group

The International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington-based rights group, said on Wednesday China was lobbying the United Nations to bar it from participating in a U.N. development conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, this year. China has written to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan accusing the group of favouring “splitting Tibet from China” and […]

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UN scheduled to vote Friday morning on ICT’s accreditation to UN Earth Summit

The United Nations’ second preparatory committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development is expected to vote on the International Campaign for Tibet’s accreditation at 10:00am (Eastern time) on Friday, February 8, 2002. According to UN sources, despite consultations among governments there has been no resolution on the issue since China objected to ICT’s accreditation. […]

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China launches campaign opposing ICT’s accreditation to Earth Summit

The Chinese Government has launched a campaign to pressure governments not to support the application of International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) for accreditation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). While ICT believes that it meets the stated criteria for accreditation by demonstrating “relevance and competence in the field of sustainable development,” China is […]

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Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

The Dalai Lama was discharged from his hospital in Mumbai (Bombay) on February 2, 2002. The Chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet has issued the following statement on February 2, 2002 concerning the Dalai Lama’s health. “It is a matter of great joy that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been discharged from Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, […]

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Ani Pachen

Tibetan resistance leader passes away

Ani Pachen, a prominent female resistance leader from eastern Tibet, passed away in Dharamsala on February 2, 2002 evening. She was 68. Born in 1933 in Gonjo in Kham, eastern Tibet to Pomdha Gonor, the chieftain of Lemdha. Her father was a resistance leader who confronted the Chinese invading forces. After her father’s death, Pachen […]

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Dalai Lama to stay few more days in hospital but no cause for worry

Doctors treating the Dalai Lama in Mumbai (Bombay) said on January 29, 2002 that he has shown marked improvement in his health but will remain in the hospital for some more days until his antibiotics course is complete. In a medical bulletin issued on January 29, 2002, the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, where the […]

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Doctors say Dalai Lama’s condition ‘absolutely normal’

Doctors treating the Dalai Lama in Bombay on January 28, 2002 said he is in “absolutely normal” condition. Dr. Prakash Mhatre, operations director at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bombay told Reuters, “We undertook further medical examinations this morning like blood tests on a fasting stomach. He’s absolutely normal.” The Dalai Lama went […]

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China releases Ngawang Choephel on medical parole

Ngawang Choephel, a Tibetan ethnomusicologist arrested in Shigatse, Tibet, in September 1995 has been issued medical parole by Chinese authorities after serving more than 6 years of an 18-year sentence on charges of espionage while filming traditional arts in Tibet. The 36-year-old Tibetan exile attended Middlebury College in Vermont as a Fulbright scholar in 1993 […]

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