Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the Dharamshala based rights group, today held a conference here to commemorate International Day in Support of Torture Victims and to remember those who have suffered torture under the Chinese government.
A three-day conference on how to better understand oneself and the nature of human beings from the four different perspectives of Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan medicine, Tibetan astrology and astronomy, and modern science began here today.
Beijing appointed top Tibetan leader Padma Choling has welcomed Tibetans living outside Tibet to return to their homes and settle down, asserting that the doors to Tibet were “always open” for them. His statements follow the first meeting of the ‘Federation of Returned Overseas Compatriots’ in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on June 8.
On 3 April 2013, after 17 years Jigme Gyatso was released from prison. He entered prison a strong and healthy 35 year-old and left with weak eyesight, heart complications and kidney damage that kept him from walking upright.
Days before the world marks International Day in Support of Torture Victims, a major coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against torture has asked for urgent intervention in the case of disappearance of two Tibetan singers. The Geneva based World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has expressed grave concern
Local Tibetan monasteries and groups have joined ongoing relief efforts in the flood-ravaged state of Uttrakhand in north India. Tibetan groups and monastic institutions near the state capital of Dehradun have set up a camp to aid relief works at the Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport,