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ICT President testifies before Congress on religious persecution in Tibet

John Ackerly, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, testifies today on religious persecution in Tibet in front of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee. Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Statement of John Ackerly, President International Campaign for Tibet February 13, 2002 Thank you Madam […]

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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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Tibet raised and debated in UN General Assembly for first time since 1965

The accreditation of a Tibetan NGO to a UN conference became the focus of full General Assembly vote in New York today for the first time since 1965. China objected to the UN’s recommendation of accrediting the International Campaign for Tibet, but the matter went for a General Assembly vote when the European Union refused […]

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Sustainable Development Summit NGOs urge International Campaign for Tibet’s accreditation

United Nations, New York – Representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attending the second Preparatory Committee (Prepcom II) of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in New York have called for the accreditation of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). Although the Summit Secretariat recommended ICT’s accreditation in UN document E/CN.17/2002/PC.2/16 after evaluating ICT’s application, […]

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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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ICT Chairman Richard Gere invited to address German Parliament on Tibet

Washington, D.C. (ICT) Prominent Tibet supporter and Chairman of ICT’s Board of Directors, Richard Gere, has been invited to address the German Parliament on Tibet in April. The German Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid announced on February 3, 2002 that Gere has been invited to testify at a hearing on Tibet in […]

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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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ICT announces participants in 2002 Tibetan Youth Leadership program

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has selected 15 participants for a weeklong leadership training scheduled for March 2002 in Washington, D.C. Out of the many applications that ICT has received for this year’s program, the following applicants were chosen based upon their timely applications and the essays that they submitted: Dawa Lokitsang, MA Dekey […]

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ICT makes case for accreditation to UN Summit on Sustainable Development

China tries to block ICT’s accreditation based on politics rather than merits. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has applied to participate in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, and in preparatory meetings leading up to the summit. ICT works to promote sustainable development in Tibet. Our work over the last 13 […]

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Obituary: Gyaltsen Gyaltag

ICT-Europe Board Member Gyaltsen Gyaltag passed away in Switzerland on January 25, 2002 around 6 pm. after prolonged illness. He was born in Lhasa on March 8, 1949 to Ngawang Gyaltsen Gyaltag and Kelsang Drolkar. The entire ICT family offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gyaltag family. On October 2, 1960, he was sent from […]

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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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