Tibet women’s football team ‘denied US visas’

From BBC website A Tibetan women’s football team has claimed that they have been denied United States visas to take part in a tournament in Texas. They say they were told they had “no good reason” to visit the US. Most of the players are Tibetan refugees living in India, and had applied at the US embassy in Delhi. US President Donald Trump has imposed a travel ban (now frozen) on nationals from seven countries, but neither India or China is on the list. Tibet, Continue reading →

Take action for Tashi Wangchuk

Name: Tashi Wangchuk Age: 30 on detention Summary:  Tashi Wangchuk, a young Tibetan businessman and language rights advocate has been detained and charged with “inciting separatism”. He had no access to his family until September 2016 and has only seen a lawyer (during police investigations) twice in June and September 2016. He faces up to 15 years in prison and is at risk of torture and other ill- treatment. Charge: “Inciting separatism” Sentence: Indicted in January 2017 but not yet tried; Prison: Yushu Detention Centre Continue reading →

Tibetan PM refutes China’s denial of recalling Tibetans from Kalachakra

[Sunday, January 08, 2017 21:24] By Tenzin Monlam The Tibetan Prime Minister (Sikyong) Dr. Lobsang Sangay today in a rebuttal to China’s denial of pressuring Tibetans from Tibet to attend the Kalachakra called Beijing’s claim an ‘exaggeration’. “It is a fact that those who are here for pilgrimage with legal permits and documents from the Chinese authorities have been directed to return and failure to do so would result in severe consequences,” the PM Sangay said at a press conference in Bodh Gaya. China on Continue reading →

China Calls Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra ‘Illegal’

Authorities in Tibetan-populated areas of southwestern China are warning local residents against involvement in a major Buddhist gathering in India led by exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, calling the gathering “illegal” and threatening punishment for those spreading news of the event or organizing local ceremonies in support. More than 100,000 devotees from some 80 countries around the world have already assembled in Bodh Gaya, India—site of the enlightenment of the historical Buddha—to participate in this year’s Kalachakra empowerment, which is set to run from Continue reading →

Yesterdays Cafe Momo

We had a steady number of people at the Cafe yesterday which involved Zari Tibet , Ben Powell as well as the usual soup and cake makers.  Zari Tibet brought lots of Tibetan handicrafts and Momos which went down very well.  We also had a campaigning table that allowed people to sign letters to their MPs regarding Tibet.  We chose the situation at Larung Gar as  the main focus of the day and cards were written and sent to local MPs: Michelle Donelan and Jacob Rees- Mogg Continue reading →

Our 20th Cafe Momo – 30th Oct 2016

Our 20th Cafe saw a stead stream of customers who enjoyed the Momes, soups and cake.  We made £209 for Free Tibet.  Valerie’s talk on Mount Kailash went down very well and the pictures were great.  A summary of the talk is given below.  ‘A Journey to Tibet and Mount Kailash’  From Kathmandu to Lhasa to Mount Kailash and the Kailash kora. Mt. Kailash is a mountain in the Kailash Range (Gangdise peaks), which figures element of the Trans Himalaya in Tibet. It locates near Continue reading →

China: lawyer for Ai Weiwei jailed for 12 years in ‘severe retaliation’

First Published on theguardian.co.uk Xia Lin given sentence harsher than expected, prompting outrage from China’s legal community   Lawyer Xia Lin with wife of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in 2011. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP Tom Phillips in Beijing Human rights groups have accused Beijing of ramping up its assault on civil rights activists after a respected lawyer was jailed for 12 years on what they claim were trumped-up charges. Xia Lin, a 46-year-old lawyer whose clients have included dissident artist Ai Weiwei and free speech Continue reading →

Beyond Belief: Breaking China’s grip on religion in Tibet

Free Tibet Campaign: SAY NO TO CHINA’S DALAI LAMA CALL ON INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO REJECT CHINA’S INTERFERENCE IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM. In defiance of the deeply held wishes of the Tibetan people, China’s government plans to appoint its own candidate as the next Dalai Lama. The role has historically been filled by identifying the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama after his death. The current 14th Dalai Lama has made clear that no Chinese appointed Dalai Lama will be the legitimate leader of Tibetan Buddhism. China Continue reading →

Human Rights Press Award for Reuters

Human Rights Press Award for Reuters Investigates “The Long Arm of China” | Dalai Lama | Shugden. see full story at http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-dalailama/  The Dorje Shugden movement gets clandestine support from the Communist Party. Their joint campaign to discredit the Tibetan spiritual leader is paying off, especially in Britain. ALDERSHOT, England – Thousands of Buddhists from all over Britain packed into the Aldershot football stadium southwest of London on June 29, quietly waiting under a hot sun to see the Dalai Lama. Just outside the turnstiles, another Continue reading →

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