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US reports continued religious suppression in Tibet; ICT calls on US to match reporting with appropriate action towards China

Washington, D.C. – In its annual Report on International Religious Freedom, released December 18, 2003, the U.S. State Department comprehensively describes continuing religious suppression by the Chinese government in Tibet. “This report shows that systematic suppression of religion and culture in Tibet continues to this day,” said Mary Beth Markey, U.S. Executive Director of the […]

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Tibetan resistance to repressive measures continues in Kandze

Tibetans in Kandze (Ch: Garzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP) continue to openly resist measures against freedom of expression and religious freedom imposed by Chinese authorities there. According to reports from Kandze residents incidents of protest, including the pasting of wall posters, distribution of pro-independence leaflets on main streets and hanging of the Tibetan national flag, […]

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State Department International Religious Freedom Report: 2002

TIBET (The United States recognizes the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)–hereinafter referred to as “Tibet”–to be part of the People’s Republic of China. The preservation and development of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage and protection of its people’s fundamental human rights continue to be of concern.) The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China […]

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State Department religion report says religious repression in Tibet remains high

On Monday, October 7 the U.S. Department of State released its annual report on International Religious Freedom. The report states that “the level of religious repression in Tibet remained high, and the Government’s record of respect for religious freedom remained poor.” When releasing the report, Secretary of State Colin Powell said that U.S. officials “categorically […]

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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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International Religious Freedom Commission says China continues to suppress Tibetan religious practices

In its third Annual Report, released Monday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said that Chinese authorities continue to violate the religious freedom of the Tibetan people. The mandate of the Commission is to provide policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State and Congress on the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations […]

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President George Bush and President Jiang Zemin

Bush asks Jiang to begin dialogue with the Dalai Lama

President Bush began his visit to Beijing on February 21, 2002 with an extensive meeting with President Jiang Zemin during which he urged Jiang to start a dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Briefing the media on the presidential summit, White House National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said Bush “…mentioned specifically the importance of dialogue with […]

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Bush asks Americans to support religious freedom

President George Bush has urged all all Americans to renew their commitment to protecting the liberties that make the United States a beacon of hope for people around the world who seek the free exercise of religious beliefs and other freedoms. In a proclamation declaring January 16, 2002 as Religious Freedom Day President Bush said, […]

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