US religion freedom commission seeks targeted sanctions against China’s rights violators

April 30, 2020 12:09 am0 comments
US religion freedom commission seeks targeted sanctions against China’s rights violators

(TibetanReview.net, Apr29’20) – A bipartisan US federal commission has on Apr 28 called for sanctions against individuals and entities deemed responsible for the persecution of Muslims in Chinese-ruled Xinjiang and for the country to be placed on a State Department blacklist of the world’s worst abusers of religious freedoms. Releasing […]

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Belgium stands with Tibetans on free Panchen Lama call

April 29, 2020 2:33 am0 comments
Belgium stands with Tibetans on free Panchen Lama call

(TibetanReview.net, Apr28’20) – Responding to a question raised in parliament, Belgium’s Foreign Minister Mr Philippe Goffin has on Apr 25 expressed shared concern over the human rights situation in Chinese ruled Tibet and on the enforced disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the Dalai Lama-recognized 11th Panchen Lama, for 25 years. […]

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China targeted for 25-year disappearance of top Tibetan religious figure

April 26, 2020 3:25 am0 comments
China targeted for 25-year disappearance of top Tibetan religious figure

(TibetanReview.net, Apr25’20) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has on Apr 24 reiterated its call on China to release Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, one of its Religious Prisoners of Conscience, on the eve of what would be his 31st birthday. On the same day, 32 members of […]

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UK mayor regrets inability to fly Tibetan flag due to Covid-19 lockdown

April 25, 2020 1:41 am0 comments
UK mayor regrets inability to fly Tibetan flag due to Covid-19 lockdown

(TibetanReview.net, Apr24’20) – Outgoing mayor Sam Crooks of Milton Keynes city in Buckinghamshire, England, has expressed apology for not being able to raise the Tibetan flag this year to express as before the city’s solidarity with the people of the Asian country. “I wanted to say just how sorry I […]

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China’s pressure on Swiss cantonal gov’t against Tibetan flags move decried

April 18, 2020 1:41 am0 comments
China’s pressure on Swiss cantonal gov’t against Tibetan flags move decried

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’20) – Pressured by China, the government of the French-speaking canton of Vaud in southwestern Switzerland had on Mar 9 told the 10 municipalities under its jurisdiction to abstain from raising the Tibetan flag on Mar 10, the 61st Tibetan national uprising day, reported swissinfo.ch Apr 16, citing a […]

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EU reaffirms opposition to China’s interference in Dalai Lama reincarnation issue

April 12, 2020 2:44 am0 comments
EU reaffirms opposition to China’s interference in Dalai Lama reincarnation issue

(TibetanReview.net, Apr11’20) – The European Union has reaffirmed its position that China should respect the Dalai Lama’s succession in accordance with Tibetan Buddhist standards. The assurance was given Apr 3 by Mr Joesp Borrell, the EU Foreign Affairs Chief and Vice President of the European Commission, reported the Central Tibetan […]

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Tibetan flag flown at 1102 sited in Czech Republic on 61st uprising day

March 17, 2020 12:32 pm0 comments
Tibetan flag flown at 1102 sited in Czech Republic on 61st uprising day

(TibetanReview.net, Mar16’20) – The 61st Tibetan National Uprising Day was marked at more than a thousand venues across the Czech Republic on Mar 10, according to a report Mar 16 by the Tibet Bureau Geneva. The events were held at municipalities, schools and by civil society organizations. The highlight of […]

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Tibetan flag raised at over 2,000 Town Halls in Europe on 61st Uprising Day

March 14, 2020 4:24 am0 comments
Tibetan flag raised at over 2,000 Town Halls in Europe on 61st Uprising Day

(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’20) – The national flag of Tibet was raised by more than 2,000 municipal authorities across Europe at their Town Halls on Mar 10 to mark the 61st Tibetan Uprising Day, according to the Office of Tibet, Brussels, Mar 13. Commemoration events were held in cities and towns across […]

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REPORT: Repression in Tibet, Xinjiang more severe than rest of PRC

March 13, 2020 3:31 am0 comments
REPORT: Repression in Tibet, Xinjiang more severe than rest of PRC

(TibetanReview.net, Mar12’20) – Releasing its Human Rights Report for 2019, the United States Department of State has said Mar 11 that China’s repression of free speech, religion, movement, association and assembly in Tibet and Xinjiang in 2019 “was more severe than in other areas of the (People’s Republic of China).” […]

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Several countries raise Tibet issue at 43rd UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

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Several countries raise Tibet issue at 43rd UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

(TibetanReview.net, Mar12’20) – Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein held a peace march to the office of Human Rights Council in Geneva on Mar 11 as its 43rd session was underway and in which the Tibet issue was referred to by several member countries. Addressing the council on Mar 10, which […]

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