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‘Weakness of the Oppressor’: Leaked document exposes psychological traumas faced by Chinese armed police in Tibet

TCHRD has received a Chinese language copy of a manual published by the Sichuan Provincial Political Department of the People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF, also called PAP), titled “Guide on Psychiatric Wellbeing While Maintaining Stability” that was circulated among different contingents, detachments and squadrons located at the province, prefecture, and county levels of Sichuan. The […]

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Emerging news of armed response on eve of Clinton visit as Chinese government vows to “crush” Tibetan dissent

News is emerging of an incident today in which police opened fire following a confrontation between Chinese police and Tibetans in Nagchu (Chinese: Naqu) county in the Tibet Autonomous Region. According to a blogger who posted a report of the incident on a Chinese language website, a conflict between a Tibetan and Chinese taxi driver […]

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More than 80 nuns detained after peaceful protests continue in Kham

Tibetan nuns have taken a leading role in dissent in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan (the Tibetan area of Kham) with two further peaceful protests on Wednesday (May 28) and at least six more separate protests since more than 50 nuns were detained after a bold demonstration on May 14. More than […]

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Lhasa students banned from religious practice during holy Tibetan month

The Chinese authorities in Lhasa, the Capital of Tibet, have announced the prohibition of students in Lhasa City from participating in religious activities during the holy Saka Dawa, the fourth month in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, according to a press statement by the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Tibetan Buddhists believe […]

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Chinese security forces attempt to demolish Larung Gar huts

Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials entered the compound of the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute near the town of Serthar (Ch: Seda) in eastern Tibet (present-day Sichuan Province) on December 25, 2002, and attempted to demolish the reconstructed huts there, according to the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). The PSB officials […]

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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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China sentences two Tibetans to death in suspect trial proceedings

A prominent and well-respected Tibetan lama, Trulku Tenzin Delek (a.k.a: Angag Tashi or Ven. Tenzin Delek), and his attendant Lobsang Dhondup were sentenced to death by a Chinese court on December 2nd and face execution for charges of involvement in an April bomb blast that injured several people, according to the Sichuan People’s Daily and […]

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Tibetan monk dies in Chinese labor camp

Tibetan monk and political prisoner Lobsang Darjee died suddenly on November 19 in a Chinese labor camp, according to reports from Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). The reform-through-labor camp where Lobsang Darjee, 37, died Tuesday is located on the outskirts of Siling (Chinese: Xining) in Amdo, […]

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UN excludes Tibetan group from Earth Summit

The United Nations Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) decided to exclude the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) by a vote of 90 in favor of no action to 37 against, with 10 abstentions on May 31, 2002. China proposed the no-action motion. Reacting to the […]

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UN to vote on Tibet group’s participation in Earth Summit

The United Nations Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) will decide on May 31, 2002, whether to accredit the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). The Chinese Government has formally asked the United Nations Secretary General not to allow TCHRD’s accreditation. The decision on whether to let […]

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China objects to third Tibet group’s participation in Earth Summit

China has written to the United Nations objecting to the accreditation of the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in August-September. TCHRD is the third Tibet organization (after International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibet Justice Center) that […]

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Tibet NGOs criticize EU for not sponsoring China resolution at UN Rights Commission

Geneva – Three Tibet-related NGOs today criticized the European Union for its failure to propose a resolution on China’s human rights practices in Tibet at the current session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. In a press statement from Geneva, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the International Campaign for Tibet and […]

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China confirms release of Chadrel Rinpoche

During the March 5 and 6 EU-China dialogue in Madrid, in which the European Union asked about Chadrel Rinpoche, the Chinese delegation handed over a written document that said “Chadrel Rinpoche has been released” in Chinese, confirming a February 20 report from the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) that the former […]

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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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