Washington, D.C — Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing entitled Control of Religion in China through Digital Authoritarianism on Tuesday and Nury Turkel, the Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said, "Ethnic minority regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, in particular, have borne the brunt of the CCP’s technology-enhanced brutality in recent years, as the China Commission has well documented."
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, wrote to His Majesty King Charles III to congratulate him on his accession to the throne and said, "I am confident that you will fulfill this great responsibility with kindness and affection, dedicating yourself to the service of others."
Washington, D.C — Recently, Human Rights Watch reported that the Chinese government is forcibly collecting DNA from Tibetans across Tibet, regarding the report, US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues expressed concern and said, “Deeply disturbed by recent reports documenting involuntary, mass DNA collection throughout Tibet, including from children as young as 5 years old. We call on the PRC to stop these repressive policies and respect the fundamental freedoms of Tibetans.”
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet has written to Liz Truss to offer his congratulations on her election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and said," these are very challenging times. It is my hope that the U.K. will continue to prosper and make a significant contribution to the peace and stability of our ever more interdependent world.”
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has written to His Majesty Charles III, to express his deep sadness and to offer heartfelt condolences to His Majesty, the Royal Family, and the people of the United Kingdom on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.
Dharamshala, India — Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile extended their congratulation to Liz Truss on her election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and said, “We will always be grateful to the government, parliamentarians, organizations and individuals who continue to support the Tibetan people and their struggle for freedom with great empathy and generosity”.
New York — The US-based Human Rights Watch has reported that the Chinese government is forcibly collecting DNA from Tibetans across Tibet, and said, “Coercing people to give blood samples, or taking blood samples without informed, meaningful, and freely given consent or justification, can violate an individual’s privacy, dignity, and right to bodily integrity. Compelled DNA sampling of an entire region or population for security maintenance is a serious human rights violation, in that it cannot be justified as necessary or proportionate.”