Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 26, Apr 2019 09:26 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala “fully recovered”
Tibetan man dies of health complications sustained through torture in Chinese jail
Canadian Tibetan groups speak against ‘fake letter’ from PM Trudeau’s office
11th Panchen Lama's disappearance remains a UN case, says CTA President
Resuming dialogue is 90 percent Beijing and 10 percent CTA: Tibetan President
Pro-independence groups SFT, TYC flag off motorbike rally for the 11th Panchen Lama
Leh observes shutdown to condemn the brawl leading to death of youth
Dalai Lama to recuperate at Delhi’s Tibetan Youth Hostel after treatment
China’s criminal law being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists: European Parliament
China ranked 176th in World Press Freedom Index
 Latest Photo News
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Tibet among the ‘Worst of the Worst’
Phayul[Monday, June 06, 2011 13:33]
By Sherab Woeser

Phuntsok, a monk of Kirti monastery, set himself ablaze on March 16, 2011, exactly 3 years after bloody crackdown on Tibetans of Ngaba on March 16, 2008. Two more Tibetans have died since and scores arrested as the situation in Kirti monastery continues to remain tense.
Phuntsok, a monk of Kirti monastery, set himself ablaze on March 16, 2011, exactly 3 years after bloody crackdown on Tibetans of Ngaba on March 16, 2008. Two more Tibetans have died since and scores arrested as the situation in Kirti monastery continues to remain tense.
Tibet is among the world’s most repressive societies in the world with its citizens suffering from systematic and pervasive human rights violations, says a new report released on June 3 at the ongoing 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation, in its report, Worst of the Worst 2011: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, listed Tibet and China in its list of the world’s worst human rights abusers.

While Tibet is placed under the ‘Not Free’ category at the bottom of the Political Rights and Civil Liberties rankings along with Burma and North Korea, China is shown just falling short of the bottom of the ratings scale along with eight other countries including Cuba and Syria.

Describing the current atmosphere in Tibet as one of ‘tight security’ similar to that of 2008, the report noted the lack of political freedom and representation of ethnic Tibetans in the administration.

“Under Chinese rule, Tibetans lack the right to determine their political future or freely elect their own leaders … The few ethnic Tibetans who occupy senior positions serve mostly as figureheads, often echoing official statements that condemn the Dalai Lama and emphasise Beijing’s role in developing Tibet’s economy”, the report said.

Highlighting the ‘tight control’ on the flow of information in Tibet and on all media, the report blamed Chinese authorities for enforcing ‘even more stringently in the TAR’ the online restrictions and cybercafé surveillance in place across China.

Directly challenging China’s claim of religious freedom in Tibet, the report said, “Since March 2008, the authorities have intensified ideological education campaigns, forcing monks, nuns, students, and merchants to recognise the CCP claim that China “liberated” Tibet and to denounce the Dalai Lama”.

Taking a jab at Tibet’s ‘abysmal’ judicial system, the report noted that ‘most judges lack legal education’ while defendants are given ‘minimal access to legal representation’.

“Torture remains widespread, with coerced confessions routinely admitted as evidence”, the report observed.

This is the 10th year in a row when Freedom House has assessed the human rights situation inside Tibet as among the worst in the world in its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
TWA Joins Indian Environment Ministry’s Campaign on World Environment Day
US pledges to protect allies in the South China Sea
Tibet among the ‘Worst of the Worst’
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement