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ICT publishes Chinese-language journal on Tibet

Washington, D.C. – The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has started a Chinese-language journal on Tibet called Liaowang Xizang (“Tibet Observer,” “Bhoethon Taship” in Tibetan), a quarterly journal which aims to enhance and encourage the understanding of Tibet by the Chinese-speaking people. It is the only journal of its kind being published from the United […]

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Choeying Kunsang and Passang Lhamo

Tibetan torture survivors testify before Congress as Chinese Vice President meets Bush Administration

While China’s Vice President Hu Jintao met with Bush Administration officials yesterday at the White House, two Tibetan nuns testified before Congress about their experiences as political prisoners in Tibet’s Chinese-run prison system. The nuns, Choeying Kunsang and Passang Lhamo, testified on Capitol Hill for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus about their experiences in Lhasa’s […]

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Takna Jigme Sangpo, Tibet’s longest serving political prisoner, released on medical parole

Takna Jigme Sangpo, Tibet’s longest serving political prisoner, was released in Lhasa on March 31, 2002. The 73-year-old* Sangpo was reportedly released on medical parole and is currently staying in Lhasa with his niece, Tsering Palmo*, a retired teacher who had often visited Sangpo when he was in prison. Sangpo’s release was expected for some […]

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ICT cautions European Parliament on TAR delegation

Amsterdam. The International Campaign for Tibet asked the European Parliament to consider the propaganda nature of a delegation from the Tibet Autonomous Region currently visiting Belgium. The delegation, led by TAR government chairman Ragdi, is scheduled to meet the European Parliament leaders in Brussels on March 26, 2002. In the letter, addressed to European Parliament […]

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US report sharply critical of Chinese policies in Tibet

In its annual human rights report, released today, the State Department said “repressive social and political controls continue to limit the fundamental freedoms of Tibetans and risk undermining Tibet’s unique cultural, religious, and linguistic heritage.” According to the report, severe restrictions on traditional Tibetan religious practices, substantial increase of Chinese presence in Tibetan areas, discrimination […]

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Tibetan Youth Leadership

Second Tibetan Youth Leadership Program begins

Fourteen young Tibetans in the United States are participating in the second Tibetan Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) being organized by the International Campaign for Tibet in Washington, D.C. from March 4 to 9, 2002. The first program was held in March 2001. The program is designed to provide Tibetan youth exposure to different fields of […]

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ICT condolence letter to family of Gyaltsen Gyaltag

At a memorial service for Gyaltsen Gyaltag, member of the ICT Europe Board, held in Zurich on February 23, ICT Europe Director Tsering Jampa presented the following letter of condolence to Gyaltag’s family. All of us at the International Campaign for Tibet offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gyaltag family. The untimely passing away of […]

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US Tibet Coordinator arrives with Bush in Beijing

Washington, DC – President Bush underscored the commitment he made to the Dalai Lama last year at the White House to raise Tibet with President Jiang Zemin by including Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. Tibet Coordinator, in his official delegation to Beijing. Dobriansky also accompanied President Bush to the October Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation […]

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ICT Director talks Tibet on Wyoming radio show

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet participates in a live radio call-in show, KROE Radio’s Public Pulse, this morning. Please tune into KROE Radio’s Public Pulse program (930 AM in WY) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. (11am Eastern) or shortly thereafter. The program will feature ICT Director, Bhuchung K. Tsering, whose […]

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Mobilization for Tibet

Heads of prominent Tibet groups engage in civil disobedience as Bush leaves for China

Washington, DC – In the culmination of a week of activism known as the “Mobilization for Tibet,” the heads of the International Campaign for Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet and the U.S. Tibet Committee will engage in civil disobedience today at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, the same day that President Bush leaves […]

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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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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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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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ICT-Europe congratulates new European Parliament President

Amsterdam. The International Campaign for Tibet-Europe sent a message to Mr. Patrick Cox congratulating on his election as the President of the European Parliament. In the January 21, 2002, message ICT-Europe Director Tsering Jampa said, “Over the years, the European Parliament has consistently demonstrated its support for Tibet by adopting significant resolutions including one last […]

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ICT urges President Bush to raise Tibet during China visit

The International Campaign for Tibet is urging President Bush to strongly raise the issue of negotiations on Tibet when he visits China in February this year. The White House announced on January 11 that President Bush would visit China from February 21 to 22 as part of a three-nation trip, which was postponed following the […]

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