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New European Parliament resolution says China’s criminal law is being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists

April 18, 2019

In a resolution adopted at its plenary session today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament has singled out China for its persecution of Tibetans and other ethnic and religious groups and demanded that the Chinese authorities respect their fundamental rights and freedoms.

The resolution, adopted with a large majority of 505 voices (with only 18 against and 47 abstentions) expresses the European Parliament’s concerns about the increasing repression faced by many ethnic and religious “minorities” in China, in particular Tibetans, Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Christians. It calls amongst others on China to close the so-called “political reeducation camps” in Xinjiang (known to Uyghurs as East Turkestan) and to “uphold the linguistic, cultural, religious and other fundamental freedoms of Tibetans.”

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Tibet Brief March 2019

Tibet Brief – March 2019 (ed. 68)

Top Story: Tibetans around the world commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day

Kumbum monastery

Access Denied: new US legislation and the lockdown in Tibet

An ICT special report update

In December 2018, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (RATA) became the first major legislation on Tibet signed into law in the US since the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002.

The landmark, bipartisan legislation is an important step toward holding China accountable for restricting access to Tibet. It seeks to challenge the difficulties faced by US diplomats, NGO workers, journalists reporting on human rights abuses and others when they try to enter the isolated and oppressed region. The act does so by denying entry to the US for Chinese officials who are involved in formulating the policies that prohibit American citizens from entering Tibet.

The 90-day period following the adoption of the act on December 19, 2018, during which the US State Department is required to assess Americans’ level of access to Tibet, coincides with a lockdown of Tibet this March, a month of sensitive anniversaries, when foreigners are banned from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).



Potala Tibet Brief

Tibet Brief – January 2019 (ed. 67)

Top Story: US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act Enacted

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TIBET UPDATES

Tibet Updates are summaries of news and governmental actions related to Tibet.

December 2, 2016

› Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia draws enormous crowds

› China tightens restrictions in Tibet ahead of Dalai Lama teaching

› Two young Tibetan women stage peaceful demonstration with Dalai Lama image in Ngaba

› Chinese authorities expel elderly monks and nuns from Larung Gar monastery

› Nyima Lhamo, niece of late Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, testifies before the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights

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› Topgyal, a 23 year old Tibetan youth arrested by Chinese authorities in Lhasa

› The 27th meeting of the Tibetan Task Force on Negotiations was held in Dharamsala from January 5 to 6, 2015

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