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All hope can sometimes seem gone but with friends like the Tibet Society we can feel renewed in our freedom struggle.
I am so old now I wont see Tibet again but I pray others in exile will.
All we want is to have our country back so we can live in peace once again.

- A message from Tenzin Khedup, 80 year-old Tibetan refugee living in Nepal


A Special Talk by the 17th Karmapa - "The Importance of Protecting the Environment of Tibet and the Himalayas
[25 May 2017] The Tibet Society was very honoured to host a special talk on Tibet's environment by His Holiness the  17th Gyalwang Karmapa at the Royal Asiatic Society on 23rd May with our long-term friends of Tibet as well as core members of the Tibet Society, the worlds first ever Tibetan support group. The Chair, Fredrick Hyde-Chambers OBE, delineated the history of UK and Tibetan relations and the Societys current activities to support the Tibetan ...read more

Report - Commemoration of the 58th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day (2017)
Uprising Day march

[13 March 2017] On 10 March 1959, Tibetans rose up against China's occupying forces. Thousands were killed and the aftermath led to the Dalai Lama and hundreds of thousands of Tibetans fleeing into exile in India. This year, Tibetans and Tibet supporters commemorated the 58th anniversary by remembering those who have died during China's occupation and calling for freedom and human rights in Tibet ...read more

Demolitions and evictions recommence at Larung Gar
[17 February 2017] Following a short winter break, Chinese authorities have recommenced demolitions and forced evictions at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in eastern Tibet. Those evicted have been forced to sign pledges never to return and are subject to political re-education classes... read more | Take action

Tibet: Less freedom than North Korea
Freedom House logo[31 January 2017] For the second consecutive year, Tibet has ranked as the second worst place in the world for freedom and human rights, according to Freedom House. North Korea and Eritrea ranked better than Tibet; only Syria was assessed to be worse...
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Tashi Wangchuk's detention epitomises China's brutal regime
Tashi Wangchuk[27 Janaury 2017] PRESS RELEASE: On the first anniversary of the detention of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk, Tibet Society calls for his release and says his arrest "exemplifies how deep Xi Jinping's crackdown on civil society runs"... read press release

Protest in London to free Tashi Wangchuk
Tashi Wangchuk actionOn the first anniversary of Tashi Wangchuk's arrest, join the peaceful protest calling for his release. Friday 27 Janaury, 6pm-8pm, outside Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL... see current actions

Tibetan language advocate indicted, trial imminent
Tashi Wangchuk
[18 January 2017] Tashi Wangchuk is facing an imminent trial, following the resubmission of his case to the Yushu Intermediate Peoples Court. Tashi, a Tibetan language advocate was arrested a year ago after The New York Times featured his work...read more|Take Action

Chinas rule over Tibet highly repressive: Human Rights Watch
HRW logo[13 January 2017] In its annual report, Human Rights Watch says, under the leadership of Xi Jinping "the outlook for fundamental human rights [in China] ... remains dire." The report states Beijing's rule over Tibet remained "highly repressive" throughout 2016... read more

Family forced to deny self-immolation was politically-motivated
Tashi Rabten[11 January 2017] UPDATE: Family members of self-immolator Tashi Rabten have been interrogated and forced to state the self-immolation was due to domestic problems and not politically motivated. At least nine other Tibetans have also been detained... read more

Human Rights Day: Tibetans, Uyghurs and Chinese in solidarity
Vigil at Trafalgar Square[13 December 2016] Tibet Society marked Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016 by holding a solidarity vigil with Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese activists and supporters. A letter was delivered to 10 Downing Street, followed by a procession to Trafalgar Square, where a vigil was held... read more

Family detained after self-immolation in eastern Tibet
8 Dec 2016 self-immolation[9 December] On 8 December, a Tibetan died after carrying out a self-immolation protest in Machu, eastern Tibet. Tashi Rabten shouted slogans calling for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama before succumbing to his injuries. Members of Tashi's family have since been detained... read more

Human rights overshadowed by trade at UK-China summits
uk-china flag[28 November] Over the past month, two UK-China Dialogues have taken place. Unfortunately, the UK placed considerably more significance on the Economic Dialogue, as signified by the presence of the Prime Minister, whilst the Human Rights Dialogue was left to a newly-appointed junior minister... read more

Tibet Society briefs Foreign Office prior to UK-China Dialogue
Tibet reps at FCO[18 November] Prior to the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue held at the end of October, Tibet Society submitted a report on political prisoners to the Foreign Office and met with the new Minister for Asia and the Pacific. Though Tibet was raised during the dialogue, no official statement has been made... read more | download report

China condemns meeting between Sikyong and Speaker of House
Sikyong and Speaker[8 November] China criticised the UK government for allowing the Sikyong to meet the Speaker of the House, John Bercow MP, calling Dr Sangay a separatist and the leader of an illegitimate government. The Speaker also welcomed the Sikyong to the House during parliamentary proceedings... read more | video of Speaker's welcome

Sikyong meets MPs; urges UK government to support Middle Way
Sikyong & MPs[1 November] Today, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay met with MPs at the Houses of Parliament and urged the UK government to support the Middle Way Approach. The Sikyong also called for a coordinated approach between the UK, US and EU to tackle China over Tibet... read more
Take action for Larung Gar & religious freedom in Tibet
London protest[28 October] Call on China to halt the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar.  Write to the Chinese authorities and your MP. New points to raise and a new sample letter. Download a twibbon, social media banners and sign an online petition... Take Action
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