Former MP Jigmey Jugney Appointed Dalai Lama’s Representative at Delhi Bureau 

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 30 Jan: Former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile, Jigmey Jugney, has been appointed the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Bureau office in New Delhi, as announced by the Kashag in a circular dated 25 January. As the key Tibetan official in the Indian capital, he will assume the responsibility of representing the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as the nodal officer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the CTA. The appointment is effective immediately.

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TCHRD Director Calls Chinese Civil Society’s Open Letter to UNHRC Sign of China’s ‘Deep-Seated Insecurity’

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 29 Jan: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has called on the Chinese government to substantiate its accusations by addressing “the outstanding requests made by UN special procedures to investigate the actual human rights conditions on the ground.”

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Tibetan Rights Groups Gear Up For Greater Scrutiny Ahead of China’s 4th UPR at UN

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA 18 Jan: Tibetan rights groups anticipate that UN member states will engage in greater scrutiny of China’s human rights violations and adopt strong language on Tibet during the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 22 January to 2 February 2024.

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Chinese Authorities Intensify Crackdown on Tibetan Children’s Education and Religious Freedom Over Winter Break

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 10 Jan: Chinese authorities are conducting door-to-door inspections to enforce a ban on Tibetan children participating in private classes and engaging in religious activities during the winter break, as reported by Radio Free Asia on Tuesday, citing three sources within Tibet.

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Thermo Fisher Halts DNA Kit Sales in Tibet, Rights Groups Celebrate Campaign Victory

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 4 Jan: Thermo Fisher Scientific, the US-based biotechnology company, announced discontinuing its sales of DNA collection kits to Chinese authorities in Tibet following rigorous campaigns from rights groups and pressure from the US Congress, as reported by axios.com Wednesday.

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Lhakdor Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison; His Whereabouts Remain Unknown Seven Years On

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 2 Jan: Chinese authorities have sentenced a Tibetan man named Lhakdor to 11 years in prison for allegedly spreading rumours about Tibet’s independence, as reported by Tibet Times. The charges and imprisonment reportedly took place in July 2016. However, due to a lack of access under strict Chinese control and surveillance inside Tibet, the news has only recently surfaced.

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