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A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

A Statement of Solidarity from   a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist Press Contact: Dorjee Tseten: [Tibetan, English] +91 9882511636 Yang Jianli: [Chinese, English]+1 (857)472-9039 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): [Uyghur, German, English] +49 89 54321999 Enghebatu Togochog: [Mongolian, English] +1 (917) 698-4367   10 December 2016 In 2016, for those under China’s rule, freedoms have continued on a steep downward spiral. 2016 has been a year of tumultuous, global social injustices and human rights violations. From Syria to Brazil, Russia to Burundi, governments around the world have openly broken fundamental, international laws that exist to protect the freedoms of people around the world, and give them justice. For those living under China’s rule human rights conditions have continued on a steep downward spiral. Human rights defenders in China remain casualties of the State’s aggressive campaign against...

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Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece escapes Tibet

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Tibet | Comments Off on Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece escapes Tibet

July 29, 2016, Students for a Free Tibet, Dharamsala, India We just received news that Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece, Nyima Lhamo, has fled Tibet and arrived in Dharamsala. While the news was a surprise to all of us, we are relieved to hear that she has safely made it out of Tibet. In a press conference held yesterday in Dharamsala, Nyima Lhamo made the following statement: “I came out of Tibet to speak out to the world about Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. I urge China to reveal the true circumstances that led to Rinpoche’s death and I hope that China’s allegations against Rinpoche be thoroughly investigated.” WATCH full press conference here (English interpretation begins midway): http://tinyurl.com/vot-nyima It was an unbelievable moment when I first met her in person. You may remember that around this time last year we were able to...

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Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Members Arrested in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Tibet | Comments Off on Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Members Arrested in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

The Vietnam – Tibet Alliance RELEASE On June 24, 2016, the Vietnam – Tibet Alliance performed a campaign to distribute thousands of leaflets in Tiananmen Square – Beijing. The leaflets provided information condemning the Communist Party of China on their scheme of assimilation of the Tibetan people and its plan of domination of Vietnam. The Vietnam – Tibet Alliance’s Campaign began at 13.15PM local time. Beijing’s police arrested at the Square Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, 60 years of age, a Founder and Leader of the Vietnam – Tibet Alliance, a French resident, and Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuong, 72 years old, a citizen of Vietnam. Also under arrest was Mr. Doan Viet Khanh, a Vietnamese origin who carries Laos nationality, and four Tibetan members of the Alliance: Mr. Phuntsok, 34 years old, Mr. Tsering, 24, Ms Singay Choden, 26, and Mrs....

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Your birthday message for the Dalai Lam – Matteo Mecacci ICT

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Tibet | Comments Off on Your birthday message for the Dalai Lam – Matteo Mecacci ICT

A Message from Matteo Mecacci, President of International Campaign for Tibet Dear Friend of Tibet, There’s something special about being in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Humbling, inspiring, enlightening … words can’t quite do it justice. And yet, when you spend time in his presence, what’s abundantly clear is his own gratitude-for you, for the compassion that you generate, and for your efforts to help the people of Tibet. Please show your gratitude for the Dalai Lama-and his enduring compassion-by sharing a happy birthday message. He will turn 81 on July 6 – a most auspicious occasion and a fitting time to honor his continuing leadership as an ambassador of peace. Along with thousands of others, I was fortunate to experience His Holiness’ presence during his visit to Washington, DC last week. All of us here...

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Senator Ted Cruz Sends Video Message to the Commemoration of Tiananmen Massacre

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 in Highlights, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Senator Ted Cruz Sends Video Message to the Commemoration of Tiananmen Massacre

Senator Ted Cruz Sends Video Message to the Commemoration of 1989 Tiananmen Massacre held by Initiatives for China and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation The commemoration event, named “Exploring the contested history of the Tiannamen Massacre” was held on June 3rd, 2016, by Initiatives for China and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation at the PEW Charitable Trust conference...

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UNPO Recognises Dr Jianli Yang’s Efforts for Minorities and Oppressed Groups in China

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Hong Kong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Macao, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on UNPO Recognises Dr Jianli Yang’s Efforts for Minorities and Oppressed Groups in China

Photo courtesy of United States Mission Geneva The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is delighted to praise Dr Jianli Yang, Chinese dissident and human rights activist for over 25 years, for his significant efforts to bring together different ethnic, religious and political groups from the territory of the People’s Republic of China and in getting them to work together to promote their common goals. UNPO commends his commitment to the non-violent struggle for human rights and democracy. For the past quarter of a century, Mr Yang has seen as his mission to facilitate a peaceful transition of the PRC to the respect of human rights, genuine rule of law, and democratic governance for all. He believes that such a transition can only be achieved by the peoples themselves, through united efforts but also thanks to the support of the...

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Americas regional meeting of International Tibet Network concludes

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Religious Freedom, Tibet | Comments Off on Americas regional meeting of International Tibet Network concludes

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 12:46 Yangchen Dolma, Tibet Post Internaitonal Washington D.C., US — International Tibet Network’s (ITN) 6th Americas Regional Meeting concluded in the United States capital, on Sunday, February 28. Over the course of three days, 40 people representing 18 organisations from 5 countries in the region participated in the intensive event, taking part in Workshops, Training and Campaign Planning. Tenzin Jigdal, ITN’s International Coordinator said: “This has been an inspiring and productive meeting, with participants working very hard on planning campaigns and developing strategies for increasing collaboration between Tibet Groups. The result is some strong campaign plans and robust discussions and proposals that address how important it is that Tibet Groups move forward together.” The meeting opened with an address by Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America Kaydor Aukatsang, in which he...

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