Geneva – The Swiss Parliamentary Group for Tibet has sent a letter to the CEO of Thermo Fisher Scientific in the USA, asking him to clarify Thermo Fisher's activities in Tibet. " The Parliamentary Group for Tibet is concerned about the involvement of Thermo Fisher Inc. in the mass collection of DNA samples from the Tibetan people and demands clarification about the company's activities in Tibet," the letter stated.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama welcomes G7 Leaders Call for ‘World Without Nuclear Weapons’
Dharamshala – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Nobel Laureate, welcomes the recent declaration of the G7 leaders' summit in Hiroshima, Japan, calling for a "world without nuclear weapons". His Holiness said, "As an avowed campaigner for demilitarization throughout the world and the elimination of all nuclear weapons, I firmly believe this to be a positive initiative.
Global media leaders unite with RSF, call for immediate release of Hong Kong press freedom icon Jimmy Lai
Over 100 media leaders worldwide have joined forces with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the world press freedom watchdog organisation headquartered in Paris, to demand the immediate release of Jimmy Lai, a prominent figure symbolising press freedom in Hong Kong.
Tibetans in Australia protest against China's disinformation campaign against the Dalai Lama
Sydney – Tibetans in Sydney protested against the Chinese government's recent disinformation campaign against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They said, "China's disinformation campaign against the Dalai Lama, a global icon of peace, is an attack on Tibetan culture and the Buddhist faith. It is an attempt to undermine the reputation of the Dalai Lama and the long-standing struggle of Tibetans for human rights."
G7 leaders expressed concern about the dire human rights situation, including forced labor in Tibet
Hiroshima – Group of Seven (G7) leaders, gathered in Hiroshima for their annual summit May 19-21, 2023, discussed global challenges in human rights, nuclear disarmament, economics, trade, environment and war. Leaders expressed concern about the human rights situation, including forced labor in Tibet and East Turkestan.
Chinese government continued repression of Tibetan Buddhists: Intl Religious Freedom Report 2022
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. State Department released the report on International Religious Freedom in 2022 on Monday and Ambassador Rashad Hussain said, "The People’s Republic of China seized, imprisoned, and banished predominantly Muslim Uyghurs to re-education camps. They continue the repression of Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Christians, and Falun Gong practitioners – many of whom are fleeing the PRC’s abuses."
Gender bias against women remains widespread in Tibet: Tibetan women
Geneva – The Tibet Bureau and the Tibetan Women’s Association delivered a joint statement on the situation of Tibetan Women in Tibet, at a UN public briefing for the 85th session of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CEDAW), on May 8, 2023. They said, "Tibetan women continue to face multiple challenges for securing equal opportunity in the field of education, economic activities and gender-specific hiring and recruitment practices. The discrimination against Tibetans in Tibet is widespread."