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A statement of solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist was issued on Human Rights Day
Khenpo Kartse, a senior monk and prominent community leader from Yushu, eastern Tibet, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison in what we believe to have been a secret trial. Radio Free Asia reported that the trial took place "two to three months ago in a local court in Chamdo" and that he was charged with harbouring a fugitive at the monastery. No further details are currently available about the trial, the charges or Khenpo Kartse's current condition. His whereabouts are also known. Concern for Khenpo Kartse's health is still high, with reports that medical treatment for previous health conditions was still being withheld and that Khenpo Kartse was incarcerated in “an extremely cold room with no access to sunlight” or adequate food.
As a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese – people who have all suffered from the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party – we express our deep admiration for and solidarity with the movement for democracy and rights in Hong Kong. We have all dedicated our lives to restoring rights and freedom to our people, and we salute the people of Hong Kong for refusing to remain silent as Beijing reneges on its promise of universal suffrage and democratic reforms.
Global Members of International Tibet Network , a coalition of 180 Tibet-related campaign organisations, stand in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong in their courageous non-violent protests. We support their struggle to challenge Beijing’s broken promises and retain their democratic rights and freedoms; rights that have been denied the Tibetan people since China occupied Tibet over six decades ago.
Tibet Advocacy Coalition today launched a NEW Human Rights Action Plan for Tibet (HRAP-T) during the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The HRAP-T has been developed by Tibet Advocacy Coalition (Tibet Justice Center, Students for a Free Tibet and International Tibet Network) for governments and international human rights mechanisms to use as a means to monitor how China implements its human rights commitments in TIbet.
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Tibet Network have put together a short, visual report which gives context to the current situation in Tibet by highlighting what has happened in the significant period since 27 February 2009 when Tapey became the first Tibetan in Tibet to set himself on fire in protest against China's occupation of Tibet.
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