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Amnesty International Says Tibetans continued to face discrimination and restrictions in 2017

February 22, 2018

A new Amnesty International Report says Tibetans continued to face discrimination and restrictions on their rights to freedom of religion and belief, of opinion and expression, of peaceful assembly and of association.

The Amnesty International Report 2017/18, released on February 22, 2018, documents the state of the world’s human rights in 159 countries and territories during 2017. The report said, “Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan education advocate, remained in detention awaiting trial at the end of the year, without access to his family.”

The report said that the Chinese Government “continued to draft and enact new laws under the guise of “national security” that presented serious threats to human rights.” It continued, “Activists and human rights defenders were detained, prosecuted and sentenced on the basis of vague and overbroad charges such as “subverting state power” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. Controls on the internet were strengthened. Repression of religious activities outside state-sanctioned churches increased.”

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ICT, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders ask German government to raise human rights issues with Chinese PM

May 30, 2017

The International Campaign for Tibet, Amnesty International and Reporter Without Borders, have issued a joint statement calling on the German government to raise human rights issues with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who visits Berlin on May 31, for talks with the German government.

The three NGOs urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise the worsening human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China and to demand concrete steps to improve the situation, while pointing to the systematically heightened repression since Xi Jinping had become President of the PRC, be it in terms of repressive laws, the use of torture, unlawful detention and persecution of dissent, of activists and journalists, as well as repressive policies in Tibet and Xinjiang.

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EU and China must put human rights at the top of the EU-China summit agenda

June 29, 2015

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT
Amnesty International, FIDH, International Campaign for Tibet, Human Rights Watch

At today’s European Union (EU)-China summit in Brussels, Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch and International Campaign for Tibet call on EU and Chinese leaders to ensure that human rights are at the top of the agenda in discussions at the summit and beyond.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China-EU diplomatic relations. Today’s summit should be an opportunity to develop a critical partnership which can concretely improve the human rights situation for people in China. With the adoption of the EU Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy in 2012, the EU and its member states committed to place human rights at the centre of all external action. In line with that commitment, they must act to respect, promote and protect universal human rights in diverse aspects of the EU-China relationship, including security, trade, investment opportunities and other political cooperation.

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China: End “outrageous” police violence against Tibetan protesters

Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after police fired on and injured dozens of demonstrators. Reports emerged today that Chinese police had opened fire on Tibetan protesters in the town of Diriu in the Tibet Autonomous Region on 6 October, injuring at least 60 people, some […]

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Amnesty International says arbitrary arrests and unfair trials continue in Tibet

Amnesty International (AI) has said that the Chinese authorities continued to severely restrict the freedom of religion, expression and association of the Tibetan people during 2005. In its report on the state of human rights in the world, released on May 23, 2006, AI said arbitrary arrests and unfair trials of Tibetans continued and referred […]

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ICT Europe and Rebiya Kadeer speak on minority rights in China

Amsterdam – As part of an unofficial alternative program to the Amsterdam China Festival that began on 1 October in Amsterdam, Amnesty International and other organizations hosted a panel discussion on October 5 on “China: The Next Generation – Forgotten minorities” with Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur human rights activist, and Tsering Jampa, Executive Director […]

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Amnesty International hosting panel discussion on China’s minorities in Amsterdam

To coincide with the China Festival that has begun in Amsterdam, Amnesty International and other organizations are hosting a panel discussion on October 5, 2005 on “China: The Next Generation – Forgotten minorities” with Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur human rights activist, and Tsering Jampa, Executive Director of International Campaign for Tibet- Europe, as panelists. […]

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Amnesty highlights Chinese repression of Tibetans before EU-China Summit

Amnesty International has said that Chinese repression of political dissent and religious freedom in Tibet has continued in recent months despite signs of tentative Tibetan-Chinese dialogue. In a new report on China’s human rights practices, released on October 28, 2003, Amnesty said it is concerned by the continued repression of the rights to freedom of […]

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China’s Security Minister asks police to stop violating human rights

China’s Minister for Public Security Zhou Yongkang has asked the police not to take any action that “offended public morality, caused public outrage or violated human rights” saying this had a direct impact on the authority of the Communist Party and the Government. Minister Zhou issued the order during “a national teleconference on strengthening the […]

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Amnesty International to highlight Drapchi nuns’ cases on April 14, 2003

Amnesty International Local Group 133 in Somerville, MA, is organizing a Get on the Bus (GOTB) trip to New York for a day of human rights action on April 14, 2003, during which they will highlight the case of the 14 Tibetan nuns in Drapchi Prison. This is the eighth consecutive time that Amnesty has […]

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Tibet groups highlight sentenced Tibetans’ case on Human Rights Day

Tibet groups throughout the free world are observed International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2002 by drawing attention to the case of two Tibetans, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Lobsang Dhondup who have been sentenced to death by the Chinese authorities. There is no independent information about the extent of legal assistance that the two […]

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Amnesty asks Bush to raise Panchen Lama issue with President Jiang

Amnesty International has urged President George Bush to raise the case of Gedun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, during his meeting with President Jiang Zemin in Crawford, TX, on October 25, 2002. In a letter sent on October 18, 2002, William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, told President Bush: “Gedun Choekyi […]

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ICT participates in human rights discussion around Jiang visit to Texas

The October 23 discussion, hosted by Amnesty International, was held to send message to President Bush not to compromise on human rights in his talks with President Jiang. Amnesty International-Houston presented the panel discussion, entitled “Human Rights in China,” to coincide with President Jiang Zemin first ever visit to Houston. The event was designed to […]

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Amnesty reports severe restrictions in Tibet in 2001

Amnesty International has said that the year 2001 witnessed the continuation of severe restrictions on the freedom of speech and religion of the Tibetan people. In its The Amnesty International Report 2002 (covering events from January to December 2001), Amnesty said reports of torture and ill treatment of Tibetans continued and there were over 250 […]

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Tibet NGOs criticize EU for not sponsoring China resolution at UN Rights Commission

Geneva – Three Tibet-related NGOs today criticized the European Union for its failure to propose a resolution on China’s human rights practices in Tibet at the current session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. In a press statement from Geneva, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the International Campaign for Tibet and […]

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Amnesty International creates new website on Tibetan prisoners

Amnesty International announced on December 17 that it had created a new website to highlight the case of 14 Tibetan nuns imprisoned in Drapchi prison in Lhasa. The website designed by members of Amnesty International Group 133 and Forefront, spotlights the case of the prisoners collectively as the Drapchi 14. The Drapchi 14 were jailed […]

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International Campaign for Tibet commends new Amnesty report on torture in Tibet

A report released today by Amnesty International finds that political prisoners rarely avoid torture during detention in Tibet. According to the report titled, “Torture – A Growing Scourge in China -Time for Action,” torture in Tibet is: “particularly harsh during the early stages of custody and interrogation. Many report being beaten with whatever implement a […]

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EU must sponsor resolution

Joint Press Release from the International Federation of Human Rights, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Sans Frontieres, International Campaign for Tibet-Europe, and Amnesty International. As the 56th session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights approaches, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the European Union to fully acknowledge China’s deteriorating human rights situation […]

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