International Tibet Network opened its 5th Asia Regional Meeting Honourable Sikyong and DIIR Kalon Dickyi Choyang la of the Central Tibetan Administration addressed the participants followed by the launch of the Tactical Report (English & Tibetan). The Asia Regional meeting will be held for 3 days from Nov 9-11 inclusive with over 40 participants representing more than 10 Tibet groups. Similar meetings are organised by the International Tibet Network every 18 months in Asia, Europe and North America in order to build capacity and collaboration among the Tibet groups.
Runggye Adak has been released and arrived home at 1 am (Tibet time) today. Due to the blackout in communication there is not much more news at this point but we will keep posting updates as soon as we have them.
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Human rights campaigners have reacted with outrage to a letter received from the International Olympics Committee yesterday, which states that in the light of “assurances” from Beijing’s bid committee for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC is “confident” China will meet its obligations regarding human rights and other issues.
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Tenzin Delek Rinpoche:
Died in a Chinese PrisonTibet Movement Mourns his Passing
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.