Earthquake in Nepal: Support the Relief Effort

On Saturday 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with its epicentre midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The official death toll is well above 6,000 and rising daily as relief agencies reach remote villages close to the quake. Thousands of people remain unaccounted for, and severe aftershocks have been hampering rescue efforts. The border areas of Tibet were also affected by the quake, but official information about casualties is sketchy, and no international aid organisations are permitted to work in the region.

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Help spread the Paris Declaration throughout Europe and ask European politicians to join this declaration!

On 14 March 2015, the declaration “Europe stands with Tibet – On the Freedom Struggle of the Tibetan People” was presented to the European public. The Paris Declaration is a collective effort supported by the Tibetan Support Groups in Europe to press governments to work together to develop credible, coordinated and robust policies on Tibet.

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Tibet Campaigners call on world governments for the urgent release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche on medical parole.

April 7, 2015 will mark the 13th year of Rinpoche's imprisonment. He is known to be in extremely poor health with a serious heart condition and high blood pressure. During a rare visit to see Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, his family spoke to a doctor who told them that he believed Tenzin Delek Rinpoche had a serious heart condition for which he needed surgery. Take action to call for his urgent release

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Beijing's bid to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

“It would be foolish on the IOC's part to bet again on things improving in Tibet. Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics on the same premise and events showed how unrealistic it was. Instead we saw widespread suppression and crackdown in Tibet. The IOC should also be mindful that their wrong decision last time caused global outcry and led to a worldwide campaign by Tibet’s supporters. The IOC should be in no doubt that this will happen again.”

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Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uighur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

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.

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Human Rights Action Plan for Tibet (HRAP-T) Launched by Tibet Advocacy Coalition

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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Flames in Tibet: 5 Years of Resistance and Repression

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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Tibet campaigners submit report before IOC

A global coalition of more than 175 Tibet organisations submitted a report titled 'Losing the bet on human rights: Beijing and the Olympic Games' to Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), calling on the IOC to reject Beijing’s bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022. IOC members are due to visit Beijing from 24 - 28 March. The only other candidate is Almaty in Kazakhstan.

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