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Second anniversary of Nangpa shooting: ICT tribute to Slovenian climber who bore witness

Slovenian climber Pavle Kozjek, who provided the first iconic images of the killing of 17-year old Tibetan nun Kelsang Namtso by Chinese border guards on the Nangpa Pass two years ago today, has died during an ascent in the Karakoram. Forty-nine year old Pavle Kozjek died on August 25 after falling 2000 meters during an […]

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ICT delivers UN statement on illegal killings by security forces in Tibet

On 3 June, ICT delivered an oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the use of extrajudicial and summary executions in Tibet. As ICT does not have an official status at the UN, the statement was delivered under the name of France Libertés. ICT’s director for government relations in Europe, Stewart […]

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Tibetans crossing Nangpa Pass fired upon by border police, one year on from death of Tibetan nun

A group of Tibetans – mainly monks, nuns and including two children – were fired upon by People’s Armed Police (PAP) as they attempted to cross the border into Nepal and exile on October 18, according to several members of the group who have now reached Kathmandu. No Tibetans in the group were killed or […]

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Dangerous Crossing 2006

New report documents dangerous flight into exile for Tibetans

The dangers for Tibetans crossing the Himalayas into exile due to repression in Tibet were dramatically evident over the past year, with a Tibetan nun being shot dead by Chinese police close to the Nepal border last September, and a quietly stepped up approach to refoulement from Nepal, according to a new report by the […]

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Dane tells audience in India how he saw Tibetan nun’s murder: press briefings in India by ICT

ICT held two press briefings in Delhi and Dharamsala in March with two climbers who witnessed the Nangpa shooting on 30 September last year. A full account of the incident is provided in ICT’s refugee report, ‘Dangerous Crossing‘. The following report was published by AFP: NEW DELHI, March 19, 2007 (AFP) – A Danish climber […]

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ICT brings witness of Nangpa Pass shooting on Tibetans to the United Nations

While Danish and American witnesses of the Nangpa Pass shooting on a group of Tibetans escaping into Nepal from Tibet in September 2006 gave their accounts to Tibetans in India recently, Mr. Frank Berkhout, a Dutch witness, briefed participants at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva on March 23, 2007. Berkhout was invited […]

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The Nangpa Pass Incident (September 2006)

China’s Use of Force on Tibetan Civilians Along the Tibet-Nepal Border “THEY ARE SHOOTING THEM LIKE DOGS.” -Sergiu Matei, Romanian cameraman, on witnessing the shooting of Tibetan refugees on September 30. His comment was heard on his footage of the shooting that was broadcast around the world, refuting the Chinese official explanation of the incident […]

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