Geneva — Ahead of the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, a group of UN experts urged the Chinese government to cooperate fully with the UN human rights system and to grant unhindered access to independent experts who have received and addressed allegations of serious human rights violations and repression of fundamental freedoms in the country.
Dharamshala — Over 230 groups call on Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to resign immediately, and said: “the failed visit by the High Commissioner has not only worsened the human rights crisis of those living under the Chinese government’s rule but also severely compromised the integrity of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in promoting and protecting human rights globally.”
Washington D.C — “China continues to be one of the worst abusers of religious freedom in the world. They have engaged in genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghurs. They also continue their repression, as I spoke about, of Tibetan Buddhists, but also Protestants, Catholics, the Falun Gong, Hui Muslims,” said Rashad Hussain, US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, on the occasion of the release of the 2021 International Religious Freedom Report on June 2, 2022.
New Delhi — A common observation among a group of experts on China, Tibet, and Human Rights who discussed ‘Human Rights Situation Inside Tibet’ last night in a webinar was that President Xi Jinping’s desperate move to wipe out the Tibetan language and to occupy the Tibetan religious system is a clear admission of the fact that despite 72 years long colonial control over Tibet the Chinese rulers have failed in winning the loyalty of Tibetan masses. It also proves that resistance among the Tibetan people against their Chinese masters is still alive.
Oslo, Norway — “Tibet continues in various forms of violence, from political oppression to social, and economic discrimination, cultural and religious suppression, environmental destructions, the Chinese government spends billions of dollars every year to try control and infiltrate our communities, intimidate us, and silence our calls for freedom,” said Chemi Lhamo, the Tibetan activist at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2022.
Dharamshala — Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) conveyed a congratulatory letter to Anthony Albanese on his election as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia and thanked the Australian government and people for their humanitarian and rehabilitative support to the Tibetan community in Australia.