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Nepalese immigration detains three Tibetans near Kathmandu

Three Tibetans, who had arrived in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, after escaping Nepalese border guards, were detained by the Nepalese Immigration authorities in mid-December 2002, according to delayed information reaching the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). TCHRD reported on December 25 that the three Tibetans – 15-year-old boy Samdup, 15-year-old girl Yanglha […]

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ICT field team assists refugees in Tibet-Nepal border region

In late November, the high season for Tibetan refugees fleeing their homeland, an ICT staffperson and an ICT member traveled to remote areas along the Tibet-Nepal border to monitor the mountain escape routes used by Tibetans fleeing Chinese-occupied Tibet. The ICT team encountered four different groups of refugees, including one group of 26 whose members […]

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Light of Truth

International award honors people of India for providing safe haven to Tibetans; role in preserving Tibet’s distinct civilization

New Delhi – His Holiness the Dalai Lama will present the International Campaign for Tibet’s Light of Truth Award to the people of India in recognition of their critical assistance to the Tibetan people for more than four decades. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to Tibet and the Tibetan people and […]

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Nepalese police restrict Tibetan activities in Kathmandu

ICT (Kathmandu) – Nepalese police have curtailed attempts by Tibetans in Kathmandu to observe International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace award. Tibetans in Nepal and around the world annually mark December 10th with traditional Buddhist prayer ceremonies and speeches by local Tibetan leaders. Nepalese police chief in Boudha, […]

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Report says Tibetans escaping persecution face increasingly hostile reception in Nepal

Berkeley, CA – Thousands of Tibetan refugees fleeing persecution in Chinese-occupied Tibet are facing an increasingly hostile reception in Nepal, being forced to pay bribes to ensure safe arrival in Nepal or are being forced back into Tibet where they may face detention, interrogation and torture, according to a report released August 23, 2002, by […]

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Dangerous Crossings2001

ICT cautions that China’s growing influence in Nepal impacts Tibetan refugees

In a new report called “Dangerous Crossing, Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees in 2001,” the International Campaign for Tibet examines the political circumstances in Nepal that are jeopardizing the traditional hospitality extended to Tibetan refugees on the flight to exile. “Dangerous Crossing” focuses on changing political conditions in Nepal that put at risk […]

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13 Tibetans detained in Kathmandu prison; mother and newborn child in ill health

Kathmandu – Thirteen Tibetans, including two recent arrestees and a newborn baby to one of the Tibetan women, are in prison in Kathmandu. All are serving 10-year prison sentences for illegally entering and/or staying in Nepal. Human rights monitors have become concerned in recent weeks for the mother and four-month-old infant after learning of the […]

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China urges Tibetan exiles to return but keeps shifting rules

In early February, China announced in the People’s Daily* that its policy of “all patriots belong to one big family” would be implemented for Tibetans. However, since then the implementation of the policy of granting permission to return to Tibet has been very inconsistent. *(6 Feb, 2002) The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu has shifted between […]

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Dangerous Crossings2001

2001 Refugee Report: Dangerous Crossing – Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees

“Dangerous Crossing, Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees in 2001,” is the first of what will become an annual report on Tibetan refugees and their flight out of Tibet.

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China stopping Tibetans from going to India for study

The Chinese authorities are taking steps to stop young Tibetans from Tibet who escape to India for their education, reports the Far Eastern Economic Review in its December 20, 2001 issue. The weekly, quoting diplomats in Beijing, says some 5,000 students from Tibet are enrolled in schools in India, having made their way there via […]

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Increased deportation of Tibetans from Nepal

Around 15 Tibetans escaping Tibet have been deported by the Nepalese authorities between November 25 and December 24,2001, according to a new report issued by the London-based Tibet Information Network (TIN). The report, released on December 24, 2001, said this marked increase in the number of Tibetan refugees being handed to Chinese authorities across the […]

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Tibetans struggle with rights in Nepal

In Kathmandu yesterday, December 10, more than 2,000 Tibetan school children, monks, nuns, and laity gathered at the Boudanath Stupa to celebrate the anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Under the watchful eye of Nepali police, some in riot gear with batons, the Tibetans chanted, sang, and danced for more than […]

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