Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Tibetan monk sets himself alight in Kyegudo

    A Tibetan monk set himself on fire in protest at China's rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said today, adding it was unclear whether he survived. ...

  • Tibetans observe International day against torture

    Exile Tibetans highlighted the widespread use of torture on Tibetan political prisoners by Chinese authorities in Tibet on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. ...

  • Sixty million people displaced by wars, conflict in 2014: UN

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday, warning that the situation could deteriorate further. ...

  • China condemns Tibet protesters, says won’t shake bid resolve

    China on Thursday condemned pro-Tibet demonstrators who burst into a news event with the Olympic committee bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, saying they would not shake China's resolve to host the Games. ...

  • No end to Hong Kong political battle as last-ditch meeting fails

    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said on Sunday they would "definitely" veto the government's planned political reforms after a last-ditch meeting with Chinese officials failed to reach any agreement. ...

  • Mother of two burns herself to death in protest

    A Tibetan mother-of-two burned herself to death to highlight repression in the Chinese Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, the second such fiery protest in eight days. ...

  • Tibetan father of four sets himself alight in China: reports

    A Tibetan father-of-four set himself on fire in protest at China's rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, adding it was unclear whether he survived. ...

  • Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

    The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin's rancid heat. ...

  • Dalai Lama speaks against killing in the name of religion

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke on killing people in the name of religion, during a teaching session today. ...

  • Yak sanctuary raises awareness about Tibet in Estonia

    World traveller, writer, and guitarist Roy Strider is founding a Tibetan Yak sanctuary on 8 hectares of land surrounding his home in Ustamõisa, Põlva county in Southern Estonia. ...