For Immediate Release: 26 February 2022

Statement of Solidarity from the Tibetan Freedom Movement


International Tibet Network, a global coalition of over 125 civil society organisations working for an end to the occupation of Tibet, stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

We condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the wide-scale aggression in the strongest possible terms. Like all invasions, this is an egregious act of authoritarianism and oppression, and an attack against global values justice, self-determination, and democracy.

This assault against Ukraine’s freedom and human rights poses an immediate, grave, and profound threat to human lives, rights, and dignity, and is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. These flagrant, horrifying abuses that blatantly stifle democracy will also further embolden other autocratic states – including China – to engage in similar acts of war, invasion, and occupation.

The gravity and urgency of the situation demands world governments take the strongest possible measures to deter further aggression and to ensure the safety and freedom of the people of Ukraine, and we join the call by the international community for immediate, robust, and universal actions that aim to end the violations and safeguard the self-determination of the Ukrainian people.

We express our deep-felt concern for all of those in danger, including Ukrainians and Russian activists who have bravely taken action to protect the dignity of every person against Vladimir Putin’s brutal act of war, and violence.

Signed by the following global Tibet groups:

Aide aux Refugies Tibetains
Alaskans for Tibet
Amigos de Tibet, Colombia
Amigos del Tíbet, Chile
Amigos del Tibet, El Salvador
Anterrashtriya Bharat – Tibbet Sahyog Samiti
Asociación Cultural Peruano Tibetana
Asociación Cultural Tibetano Costarricense
Association Cognizance Tibet, North Carolina
Association Drôme Ardèche-Tibet
Associazione Italia-Tibet
Australia Tibet Council
Bath Tibet Support Group
Bay Area Friends of Tibet
Bharrat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, India
Boston Tibet Network
Briancon05 Urgence Tibet
Canada Tibet Committee
Casa del Tibet – Spain
Casa Tibet México
Centro De Cultura Tibetana, Brazil
Circle of Friends
Comite de Apoyo al Tibet
Committee of 100 for Tibet
Core Group for Tibetan Cause, India
Czechs Support Tibet
Dream for Children, Japan
EcoTibet Ireland
Foundation for Universal Responsibility of H. H. the Dalai Lama
Free Tibet
Friends of Tibet in Costa Rica
Friends of Tibet in Finland
Friends of Tibet New Zealand
Grupo de Apoio ao Tibete, Portugal
Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan
India Tibet Friendship Society
International Society of Human Rights, Munich International Tibet Independence Movement
Israeli Friends of the Tibetan People
Japan Association of Monks for Tibet
Le Club Français, Paraguay
Les Amis du Tibet – Belgium
Les Amis du Tibet Luxembourg
Lions Des Neiges Mont Blanc, France
Lungta Association Belgium
Maison des Himalayas
Maison du Tibet – Tibet Info
National Campaign for Tibetan Support, India
National Democratic Party of Tibet
Objectif Tibet
Passeport Tibetain
Phagma Drolma-Arya Tara
RangZen:Movimento Tibete Livre, Brazil
Roof of the World Foundation, Indonesia
Sakya Trinley Ling
Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet
Save Tibet, Austria
Sierra Friends of Tibet
Society for Threatened Peoples International
Students for a Free Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet – Canada
Students for a Free Tibet – France
Students for a Free Tibet – UK
Students for a Free Tibet Denmark
Students for a Free Tibet India
Students for a Free Tibet Japan
Swedish Tibet Committee
Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association
Taiwan Friends of Tibet
Tashi Delek Bordeaux
The Norwegian Tibet Committee
The Youth Liberation Front of Tibet,
Mongolia and Turkestan
Tibet Action Group of Western Australia
Tibet Action Institute
Tibet cesky (Tibet in Czech)
Tibet Committee of Fairbanks
Tibet Group, Panama
Tibet Initiative Deutschland
Tibet Justice Center
Tibet Lives, India
Tibet Mx
Tíbet Patria Libre, Uruguay
Tibet Rescue Initiative in Africa
Tibet Society of South Africa
Tibet Society
Tibet Solidarity
Tibet Support Committee Denmark
Tibet Support Group – Netherlands
Tibet Support Group Adelaide –
Tibet Support Group Ireland
Tibet Support Group Latvia
Tibet Support Group Kenya
Tibet Support Group Kiku, Japan
Tibetan Association of Germany
Tibetan Association of Ithaca
Tibetan Association of Northern California
Tibetan Association of Philadelphia
Tibetan Community Austria
Tibetan Community in Britain
Tibetan Community in Denmark
Tibetan Community in Ireland
Tibetan Community of Italy
Tibetan Community of Victoria
Tibetan Community Sweden
Tibetan Community, Queensland
Tibetan Cultural Association – Quebec
Tibetan Programme of The Other
Space Foundation
Tibetan Women’s Association
Tibetan Youth Association in Europe
Tibetans of Mixed Heritage
Tibetisches Zentrum Hamburg
TSG – Slovenia
U.S. Tibet Committee
United Nations for a Free Tibet
Voces Tibet
World League for Freedom and Democracy