Former Political Prisoner Testifies, Urges Unity in Exile for Tibet’s Freedom

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 22 April: Namkyi, a former Tibetan political prisoner, testified during a press conference organised by the Central Tibetan Administration at Lhakpa Tsering Hall on 19 April, detailing her experiences, describing the events that led to her protest, recounting the hardships she endured while incarcerated in a Chinese prison, narrating her escape into exile after being released, and highlighting the critical situation in Tibet.

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17th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile concludes its 2024-2025 budget session

DHARAMSALA, 29 March: The 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPIE) concluded its 2024-2025 budget session today with the approval of a consolidated budget of Rs. 3,331,022,234 for the expenditure of the annual budget and Rs. 57,985,781 as an interim budget – not included in the consolidated fund – for the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) seven departments, autonomous bodies, and offices of CTA for the coming financial year. 

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TCHRD’s Annual Report 2023: China Continues Escalation of Crackdown on Tibetans in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 20 March: The deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet continued throughout the last year, with China escalating its crackdown on Tibetans’ freedom of expression, religion, and belief, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) declared in its 2023 Annual Report on the “Human Rights Situation in Tibet.” Presiding over the release this morning at their office in Dharamsala were Tenzin Dawa, TCHRD executive director, Phurbu Dolma, legal officer, and researcher Ngawang Lungtok.

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6th Session of 17th TPiE Reconvenes, Security Report Clears Tibetan MP of Chinese Spy Allegations

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 13 March: The remaining business of the 6th Session of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPIE) reconvened today to discuss the work reports of the seven departments of the Central Tibetan Administration after it was adjourned and postponed due to a shortage of the required quorum in September 2023.

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