Dharamshala: - On 11 September 2011, twenty Tibetans fleeing Tibet were apprehended at the Tibet-Nepal border. A few days later three more caught. It has been almost ten days since their detention at the Immigration Center. Members of HURON (Human Rights Organization of Nepal) have visited the Tibetans and asked the immigration officials to release the 23 Tibetans but since the Chinese government's heavy intrusion into this issue, there is a serious risk that the 23 refugees of which 20 are teenagers between the ages of 16-18 years old, will be repatriated back into the hands of the Chinese officials any day.

WASHINGTON, DC - On the heels of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to RFA earlier in the week, His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche, Fridat, 15th July visited RFA's headquarters in Washington, DC.

New Delhi: - The Tibetan Youth Congress decided 25 days ago to embark on an indefinite hunger strike aimed at highlighting the grave situation in Kirti monastery and the situation of the political prisoners in Tibet. We also made specific demands in relation to the same at the time. Our demands included: Immediate withdrawal of the "patriotic re-education" campaign and Chinese troops from Kirti Monastery and to unconditionally release all political prisoners including those arrested recently from Ngaba.

Darjeeling : - Approximately 115 members of the largest Tibetan NGO, Tibetan Youth Congress met in Darjeeling, West Bengal on 22 August 2011 to convene a four-day Working Committee Meeting (WCM) which will be followed by a one-day training programme. Attending delegates represent 39 regional Tibetan Youth Congress Chapters.

Brussels: - When Dennis Barbion and his wife Marijke Reynaert visited India for the second time in October 2008, they asked their Tibetan friends in Mc Leod Ganj (Dharamsala) how they could help them in the best way, or what they needed most. Each time the answer was "shoes!". As shoes are too expensive for them, the Belgian couple decided to set up a shoe project for the Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala. With all the money raised they could give a new pair of shoes to 80 Tibetans in October 2009.

Dharamshala: - Tibetans and their supporters worldwide have engaged in protests, vigils, fasts, hunger strikes, peace marches, and government lobbying activities to pressure the Chinese government to end its attack on Tibetans in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet. The international community, governments around the world and international NGOs urged to be peaceful sense of justice to help the Tibetans. "We can't just wait & see,we need the real action to change this situation", said the statement.

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