Dharamshala — The new security law passed by the communist-authoritarian assembly in China criminalises any act of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with foreign forces. Within minutes, the effect was obvious, Hongkonger democracy activists in Hong Kong began to quit, fearful of the new law, and the punishment it allows.
Brussels – As the European Union prepares to hold its annual summit with China next week, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) urges the EU leaders to use this opportunity to demand concrete improvements on human rights in Tibet and to reiterate at the highest level their call for reciprocal access to Tibet.
Sydney — Bagdro, the former political prisoner staged a solo protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Sydney to mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has not appeared in public since the PRC government abducted him in 1995, at age six.
Pretoria — To mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of 11th Panchen Lama, the President of the Inkatha Freedom Party, a political party in South Africa said his party supports the continuous call by human rights organisations throughout the world for the release of Tibet’s Gendun Choekyi Nyima, who went missing at the age of six.
Dharamshala, India — President of the Central Tibetan Administration previously known as the Government of Tibet, Dr Lobsang Sangay has called for Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHO as a full-fledged member while congratulating the Taiwanese President Dr Tsai Ing-wen on the commencement of her second term.