miércoles, 1 de diciembre de 2010

Tibet Update

Transmita por radio Free Asia: el 24 de noviembre que las autoridades en Kanlho, Gansu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture ha aumentado vigilancia en escuelas secundarias tibetanas siguiendo una protesta en pequeña escala en apoyo del lenguaje tibetano en escuelas sobre el fin de semana. Las fuentes tibetanas locales dijeron que un grupo de dos o tres estudiantes caminaron  cerca de una milla, llevando un estandarte blanco y gritando esloganes exigiendo independencia del Tíbet. Los estudiantes fueron llevados fueras por policías.  Lea la historia completa. . .
The Tibet Update eNewsletter is a bimonthly summary of news and governmental actions related to Tibet. Past issues in PDF format are located at http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/tibet-weekly-updates/.

Clamp down in Tibetan schools after fresh language protests

Radio Free Asia reported on November 24 that authorities in Kanlho, Gansu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture have stepped up surveillance in Tibetan high schools following a small-scale protest in support of Tibetan language in schools over the weekend. Local Tibetan sources said that a group of two or three students walked for about a mile, carrying a white banner and shouting slogans calling for independence of Tibet. The students were taken away by police. 
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Missing Tibetan writer traced to detention center in Barkham County

According to a report by Radio Free Asia, noted Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten (pen name: Theurang), arrested on April 6 and missing since then, is being held at a detention center in Barkham County, Ngaba Tibet Autonomous Prefecture. Sources said that authorities have not allowed family members to visit him but allowed delivery of food and clothes. It is believed that Tashi might be tried soon but little is known of what the charges might be. 
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U.S. State Department releases 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

The U.S. State Department released its annual International Religious Freedom Report on November 17.  The report stated that the United States continues to be concerned for the preservation and development of the Tibetan people's unique religious, cultural and linguistic heritage, and the protection of their fundamental human rights.  The report also found that the Chinese Government's control over religious practice and day-to-day management of monasteries and other religious institutions continues to be extraordinarily tight. 
Read the full text of the Tibet section of the report . . .

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European Parliament adopts resolution in support of a genuine bilingual language policy in Tibet

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on November 25 in support of a language policy in Tibet in which all subjects can be taught in Tibetan language. The resolution was passed during a plenary session and a press release issued by the European Parliament said, "MEPs urge the Chinese authorities to support a genuine bilingual language policy, in which all subjects can be taught in the Tibetan language. They condemn the increased crackdown on the exercise of cultural, linguistic, religious and other fundamental freedoms of the six million Tibetan people as well as the Chinese authorities' plan to make Chinese the main language of instruction in Tibet." 
Read the complete report . . .


New ICT Briefing Papers Now Available

ICT has just released a series of briefing papers to provide context to the current crackdown and life inside Tibet.  Topics include Nomad Resettlement in Tibet, Torture and Imprisonment, Who Runs Tibet? China's Leadership, Tibet and the Dalai Lama, The World's 'Third Pole': Tibet and Climate Change, and many more.  To see all of the available topics and to download in PDF format, please visit

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