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Vote Tibet logoVOTE TIBET 2015: MAKE A CHANGE
Help build parliamentary support for Tibet. Call on your parliamentary candidates in the 2015 UK General Election to pledge support for the human rights of Tibetans...
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Over 350 UK parliamentary candidates pledge support for Tibet
[5 May] PRESS RELEASE: Over 350 parliamentary candidates standing in the UK General Election on 7 May have pledged support for human rights in Tibet. The pledges have come from candidates representing all the major political parties, denoting the wide support Tibetan freedom has in the UK... Read press release I view list of candidates

UK parliamentary candidate pledges for Tibet surpasses 300
[4 May] Three days prior to the General Election the number of UK parliamentary candidates pledging support for Tibet has surpassed 300. View list of candidates who have made the pledge: sorted by name, party or constituency

Update: Impact of earthquake on Tibetan communities in Nepal
Nepal earthquake map[29 April] To date, five Tibetan refugees in Nepal are known to have died. The infrastructure in some Tibetan communities has been seriously damaged. Those in the west of Nepal seem to have escaped significant damage. Some areas are still to be contacted... read more I Donate to Tibet Relief Fund's earthquake appeal
Vote Tibet: UK parliamentary candidate pledges reach 175
[29 April] With just over a week before the UK General Election, 175 paliamentary candidates have now pledged support for Tibet. Help us reach 250 by contacting candidates in your constituency. View pledges by: name, party or constituency I Contact your candidates

Tibetan communities devastated by Nepal earthquake
Nepal earthquake map
[28 April] UPDATE: The full extent of casualties amongst Tibetan communities in Nepal is still not yet known, though some Tibetan villages are reported to have been flattened. At least 25 people have died in Tibet with extensive damage to properties and infrastructure... read moreDonate to Tibet Relief Fund's earthquake appeal

Over 100 UK election candidates pledge support for Tibet

[24 April] Tibet Society's Vote Tibet campaign is gaining momentum, with over 100 parliamentary candidates having already signed the pledge to use their position as an MP to support Tibetans' human rights if elected on 7 May... View list by: name, party or constituency I Take Action: call on your candidate to take the pledge


Chinese authorities detain relatives of self-immolator
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[21 April] A layman and former monk in Ngaba county has become the third Tibetan to self-immolate in 2015. Neykyab self-immolated next to a shrine dedicated to the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. The authorities have since confiscated his body and detained two of his relatives... read more I Take Action


China refuses to hand over body of Tibetan nun self-immolator
Yeshi Khando[14 April] A nun from Kardze county has become the second Tibetan to self-immolate in 2015. Following the incident, which took place on 8 April, the Chinese authorities confiscated the body and have refused to hand it over to the relatives, denying them the right to a traditional funeral... read more

UK appeases China by "not supporting Tibet independence"
FCO report cover[19 March] The UK government has used its annual human rights report to appease China by reiterating its policy on Tibet. The statement, which includes the phrase "[the UK] does not support Tibetan independence", appears at the start of the Tibet section. Not only is it irrelevant to the report, it is contrary to Tibetans rights of freedom of self-determination and expression...
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Uprising Anniversary 2015 report: "Let Tibet flourish"
Tibet Freedom March 2015[12 March] Tibetans and Tibet supporters in the UK marked 1959 Tibetan National Uprising anniversary with a series of events. On 7 March, the Tibet Freedom March and Rally took place in London; on 10 March, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey; plus further events were held around the UK, including in Northampton and Norwich...
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Occupation of Tibet: a "damning indictment" on world politics
Tibet Society logo[9 March] PRESS RELEASE:
On the occassion of the 56th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising, Tibet Society calls China's continued occupation of Tibet and brutal oppression of the Tibetan people a "damning indictment" of world governments' commitment to human rights... read press release

Tibetan nomad self-immolates prior to Uprising anniversary
Norchuk[9 March] A nomad has self-immolated in eastern Tibet, becoming the first Tibetan to self-immolate in 2015. The protest came just a few days before the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising. Also, a teenage monk has been detained in Ngaba for staging a peaceful solo protest...
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Saturday 7 March 2015: Tibet Freedom March & Rally
Tibet Freedom MarchCommemoration of 56th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising. Show your support for freedom and justice for Tibet and express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet. London March & RallyUK events I Global events

China in show of strength in run-up to Tibet Uprising anniversary
Chinese security at Kumbum[6 March] Chinese security forces have been deployed in large numbers in Tibetan areas of Gansu and Qinghai, in an apparent show of strength to deter protests. It is timed to coincide with a series of major Tibetan festivals and anniversaries, including the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising on 10 March...
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Tibetans face new restrictions on religion and expression
Young monks[27 February] Chinese authorities in Qinghai are further restricting Tibetans' rights to freedom of religion and expression. Young monks have been banned from returning to their monasteries and new regulations prohibit Tibetan language activities and drawing, writing and singing about Tibetan independence...
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Losar Tashi Delek! Happy Tibetan New Year!
Losar 2015[19 February]
Tibet Society wishes all its members and supporters a Happy Tibetan New Year (Losar). In the Tibetan calendar this year is 2142, the Year of the Wood Sheep. Find out more about Losar, its traditions and characteristics of Wood Sheep  from our sister organisation Tibet Relief Fund

Tibet Society facilitates 'historic' discussion on Tibet in UK
Tibet Society logo[12 February] Earlier this week, Tibet Society organised a meeting with politicians, academics and activists to discuss how to take the Tibet issue forward, particularly in the UK. The meeting was described as 'historic' by participants and it was suggested the format could be replicated in other countries... read more

Dalai Lama and Obama in first public appearance together
President Obama[11 February] On 5 February, the Dalai Lama and President Obama appeared together in public for the first time. The Dalai Lama was attending an event hosted by the President at the White House. China criticised the encounter saying it would have "negative consequences" and would "dampen" relations...
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Tibet ranked ‘Worst of the Worst’ for political and civil rights
Freedom House logo[29 January] In a report on freedom in the world in 2014, Tibet has ranked alongside North Korea, Syria and Saudi Arabia as one of the world's most repressed societies. The Freedom House report included references to the Chinese government's increased restrictions on ethnic minorities and grassroots activists...
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2015: A year of opportunities
Tibet Freedom March[27 January] The next 12 months present a series of opportunities for Tibet supporters in the UK. The Dalai Lama is rumoured to be appearing at Glastonbury, the Chinese President is expected for a State Visit, and there are plans for a Tibet-related campaign in the run-up to the General Election...
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Police shoot into crowd of Tibetans following self-immolation
Kalsang Yeshe[9 January] At least two Tibetans were injured after Chinese police fired into a crowd following a self-immolation protest in eastern Tibet. The incident took place on 23 December. The self-immolation, by a monk who died from his injuries, was the third in an eight-day period...
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