On the eve of the United Nations Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, a coalition of global Tibet groups delivered a 20 thousand strong petition calling on world governments to urgently press China for the release of Tibetan Buddhist leader and long-term political prisoner, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, on medical parole.
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This day, 15 years ago, on 14 May 2000, participants of the 3rd International “Tibet Support Groups’” Conference in Berlin voted unanimously to create the International Tibet Network (then called ITSN), as a mechanism to support the ongoing development and implementation of strategic campaigns and to strengthen the worldwide movement. Over the last fifteen years, the Network has grown to over 180 Member Groups, and has supported a range of campaigns from the Olympics, to Free Tibetan Heroes, to Tibet Third Pole (soon to get a new lease of life) and Tibet Advocacy Coalition. We created a Secretariat in 2006, have held over 15 Regional Conferences attended by many hundreds of Tibet campaigners, and disbursed over 150 small grants and travel bursaries to our Member Groups.
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Over 60 participants, representing at least 30 European Tibet Groups, concluded a three day meeting in Casa del Tibet, Barcelona this weekend. The meeting saw Tibetans and Tibet activists from across Europe collaborating on work for Tibet by sharing ideas, presenting successful campaigns, learning from experts and developing strategic campaign plans.