Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was 13 years into a life sentence on spurious charges, and he was seriously ill. Many governments and NGOs, including ICT and our members around the world, repeatedly called for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s release on medical parole, but the Chinese government refused to release him. Now Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is dead.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will be travelling to the United States in late September. I ask that you urge President Obama to raise the following three issues with President Xi Jinping at their upcoming summit – investigate the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, release Khenpo Kartse, and stop repression in Tibet. Continue »
The bipartisan bill “Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act,” (H.R. 1112) introduced by Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA), would deny access to the United States by Chinese officials who are responsible for creating or administering policies on travel to Tibetan areas until China eliminates discriminatory restrictions on access by Americans to Tibet. Continue »
Please take action in support of the Tibetan people by sending Secretary of State John Kerry a message urging her to make religious freedom a priority in the US-Chinese relationship. Continue »
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, activist and supporter of the Tibetan people, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Continue »