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Human Rights and Freedom Defenders Prize awarded to Congressman Frank Wolf

October 8, 2014

On Thursday October 2, Congressman Frank Wolf was recognized with the “Human Rights and Freedom Defenders Prize” at an event organized by the Wei Jingsheng Foundation jointly with Reporters Without Borders, and the European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress. The award ceremony took place in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.

ICT President Mr. Matteo Mecacci was invited to joined other distinguished guests speaking at the panel including Mr. Carl Gershman, President of National Endowment for Democracy, Ms. Sophie Richardson, China Director at Human Rights Watch, and a student leader from Hong Kong. Mr. Mecacci said, “Congressman Wolf has been a long-time champion for Tibet and it is an honor to join this gathering to express our thanks to the Congressman for his years of dedication to this issue.”

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Congressional panel calls for “urgent” and “bold” action on Tibet on eve of Obama-Xi summit

June 6, 2013

ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering testifies with four recommendations to President Obama

At a June 5 hearing on “human rights in Tibet” on the eve of the summit between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, leaders of Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission called on the Obama Administration to give new impetus to actions that will improve conditions in Tibet.

Commission Co-Chair Frank Wolf (R-VA) said we “have to do something bold and different” on Tibet, called for the next Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues to “bring a freshness to the issue,” and labeled the situation inside Tibet as one of “cultural genocide.” He also urged the State Department to consult the Tibetan community on who they think would be appropriate for the post of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issue.

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Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Tibet

Washington, DC
June 5, 2013

I thank the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for this opportunity to testify today. I would like to address the topic of this hearing in the context of the current critical situation in Tibet.

This hearing is timely as President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. Therefore, I would like to highlight the situation in Tibet and what the Obama Administration should do about it, including during the upcoming summit.

In his first speech after becoming the new head of the Chinese Communist Party on November 15, 2012, Xi Jinping said, “In the new situation, our Party faces many severe challenges.” In the same speech, Xi also said, “…Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.”

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Members of Congress urge administration to lead effort to end Tibet crisis

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have written to President Obama asking that the “United States take a leading role and engage actively with partner nations on measures that could bring near-term improvements in the human rights situation in Tibet.” The letter, dated December 20, 2012, was authored by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and […]

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Congressmen ask State Department to undertake visible, public diplomacy on Tibet

Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on August 9, 2012, calling for the United States to “increase diplomatic and international pressure on the Chinese government to reverse the crisis in Tibet.” The letter observes that the situation in Tibet has demonstrably worsened, as the […]

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U.S. Congressmen ask Nepalese government to guarantee protection of Tibetan refugees

Three Members of the U.S. House Representatives wrote to Nepal’s government on December 9, 2011, asking that the rights of Tibetan refugees in Nepal be protected, and that it assent to resettling Tibetan refugees in the United States. The letters were posted on the website of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on February 16, […]

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US Congress briefing on Tibet on Panchen Lama’s 18th birthday

The Congressional Human Rights Caucus, headed by Representative Tom Lantos and Representative Frank Wolf, is holding a briefing “On the Panchen Lama’s 18th Birthday: A Look at Religion in Tibet Today” on April 25, 2007. April 25 is the birthday of the Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has been under detention since 1995. Lodi […]

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Congressional Human Rights Caucus hosts a screening of “Dreaming of Tibet”

The Congressional Human Rights Caucus and Co-chairs Tom Lantos (D-California) and Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) hosted a screening of the film “Dreaming of Tibet,” on Thursday July 14, 2005 at the Rayburn House Office Building. The film discusses the plight of Tibetan refugees through the stories of three Tibetans: Tseten Phanacharas, a Tibetan human rights activist […]

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Lodi Gyari, US government and others express concern for health of hunger strikers

Lodi Gyari and Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibet, have made statements supporting the courage of the Tibetan hunger strikers at the UN but expressing their concen for the strikers’ health and well-being. Representatives Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, have sent […]

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Chairman of Tibetan Cabinet visits Washington, DC

Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Kalon Tripa (Chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet), arrived in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2002 for three days of meetings with U.S. officials, Members of Congress and others. On July 9, after a briefing on the International Campaign for Tibet’s work, Samdhong Rinpoche attended a reception hosted by the National Endowment for […]

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Hu Jintao refuses to accept Congressional letters on Tibet

Visiting Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao on April 30, 2002 refused to accept letters of concern from four Members of Congress regarding China’s action in Tibet and on human rights. In a statement on April 30, 2002, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip, who had tried to personally deliver the letters to Vice President Hu, said: […]

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Roosevelt Human Rights Award for Congressman Wolf

Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) was one of the recepients of the State Department’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights Work this year. The award was presented on December 13 by the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage. Armitage cited Congressman Wolf’s support for Tibet as part of his “distinguished record as a leader on human […]

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ICT Director testifies before Congress

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, testified for a Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet (December 6, 2001). Congressmen Mark Udall (D-CO) chaired the Briefing attended by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Stephen Horn from California. The purpose of the briefing was to highlight the […]

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Congressional Human Rights Caucus to hold briefing on Tibet

The Congressional Human Rights Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), will hold a briefing on the current issues affecting the human rights situation in Tibet. The briefing will take place on Thursday, December 6, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.and is open […]

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