2013

Tendol Gyalzur came to Europe in 1963 as an orphan, along with a wave of Tibetan immigrants. When she founded the first orphanage in Tibet 30 years later, things came full circle, though she sees completely different problems facing her homeland today. (Photo: Children's Charity Tendol Gyalzur)

A Tibetan monk of Amchok monastery died after he set himself on fire today in Amchok town, Sangchu County (around 2.30 PM local time).

Geneva, 15 December: The primary responsibility of the Central Tibetan Administration is to resolve the Tibetan issue based on the Middle Way Approach, said Kalon Tsering Dhundup.

Kunchok Tseten, a 30 year old Tibetan man has set himself ablaze in Meruma town of Ngaba County, Sichuan Province on December 3, 2013.

DHARAMSHALA, November 20: China on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over a Spanish court’s orders to issue arrest warrants to former Chinese leaders including retired Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

Spain's National Court has issued arrest warrants for former Chinese President Jiang Zemin and four other officials on suspicion of involvement in alleged genocide in Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, November 12: The 20 year old Tibetan monk who set himself ablaze yesterday died on the way to Xiling hospital, a Tibetan source said.

Berlin, 13 November: Immediately on arrival in Berlin, the Tibetan Parliamentarian delegation from Dharamsala called on Mrs. Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler MP, Chairperson of the Tibet-Group in German Parliament

The Dalai Lama has refuted China’s accusation that by refusing to appeal to Tibetans to stop the self-immolations, he tacitly endorses their actions. In an exclusive interview carried by the Financial Times (London) on Nov 9, Tibet’s spiritual leader in exile has said China alone could stop the self-immolations because it was their policies of repression which was driving them to this extreme form of protest

Tibetan sources tell VOA that Tsering Gyal, a 20 year old Tibetan monk of Akyong Monastery from Pema County, Golok Tibetan Prefecture, Qinhai Province set himself on fire around 6.00 PM local time on November 11, 2013. Gyal is survived by his mother Rindol and father Sherphun.

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DHARAMSHALA: Reiterating that Tibetans do not seek separation from China, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed hope that the new Chinese leadership will use common sense and follow Deng Xiaoping’s wisdom of seeking truth from facts.

Started on the 4th of october from the Swiss canton of St. Gallen, around 50 Tibetan marchers from all around Switzerland haven been undertaking a peace march under the auspice of the Tibetan community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

On Saturday, 21st Sept 2013 ZH-section members observed a prayer session in the morning in Binz. They prayed for H.H. Dalai Lama's long life, for a quick resolution of the Tibetan Issue and for Peace worldwide.

Every three years there shall be a multi-cultural festival with 14 different nations in Hinwil. Among this year was also specially introduced for the first time Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay is presiding over a three-day meeting of Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations from 5 – 7 September in Dharamsala, with deliberation on and review of overall prevailing situation in Tibet and prospects of dialogue process among the core agenda.

Today on the occasion of 53rd anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day, the Kashag, on behalf of the people of Tibet, offer our heartful reverence and gratitude to His Holiness the Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama and extend warm greetings to all fellow Tibetans, both inside Tibet as well as outside.

DHARAMSHALA, July 20: The wave of self-immolations inside Tibet continues to rage on with reports of yet another fiery protest in the Zoege region of eastern Tibet earlier today.

The files, stored on three CDs, are potentially devastating to the Chinese government. They contain the reckoning of a Tibetan who once believed in the goals of the Chinese Communist Party and carved out a career within the Beijing bureaucracy. To protect his anonymity, the official, who is known nationwide, met secretly with SPIEGEL at a restaurant in a Chinese provincial city. He hopes that what he has written about the oppression of his people will be published as a book in the West, thereby exerting pressure on the leaders in Beijing.

A Tibetan singer from the Chinese province of Sichuan has released a song and musical video titled “Patriotic Martyrs” in tribute to Tibetan self-immolations, of which there have been 119 since 2009. The immolations, an increasingly severe problem for Beijing, are a form of political protest against China’s rule over Tibet and its restrictions on political and religious freedoms there.

Zurich – 16 July: Ms. Maya Graf, the Speaker of the Swiss Parliament, met with Mr. Penpa Tsering, the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile based in Dharamsala in Zurich yesterday.

DHARAMSHALA: Details slowly trickling from Tibet reveal a dramatic increase in the number of Tibetans shot and injured during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebration in Tawu region of eastern Tibet. Leading Tibetan Rights groups now put the figure to at least 14 Tibetans who were shot and injured rather than 6 as reported earlier.

tibetswiss.ch, 09.07.2013 - Around 1,500 participants, including many fellow contrymen, invited guests and friends of Tibet, found their way to Bülach to participate for the 78th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Some 14 million people from across China will travel through the sparsely populated Tibetan Plateau in 2015 as a result of a new rail network for which several new railway lines are either under construction or being planned, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Jul 6.

HIMLA: It once connected Rampur, the seat of the erstwhile princely state of Bushair which was a major entrepot, to the Tibet border. Over the years it fell into disuse and was abandoned. Now the Hindustan-Tibet road,

DHARAMSHALA, July 7: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said that today’s terror attacks on the Mahabodhi Temple and other sites in Bodhgaya could be an act of a few individuals and shouldn’t be considered serious.

DHARAMSHALA: Expressing her deep concern over the grim situation in Tibet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said “China has to examine and address the grievances of the Tibetans”.

Responding to the critical situation inside Tibet and also in solidarity with the brave Martyrs who sacrificed their precious lives for the cause of six million Tibetans, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCSL), on the 28th of June, organized peace march in the city of Zurich.

Welcome signs that some (chinese) officials are at last starting to question policies on Tibet

On June 8, 2013 Tibetan community Waedenswil held a prayer service to express solidarity with the Tibetan self-immolators who offered their precious life for Tibet.

A sobering and comprehensive look at the reasons behind the deadly wave of political self-immolations that have taken place in Tibet since 2009. A Documentary movie from VOA

Tibetan Women Section Lhaksam Dolma in Switzerland observed the 24th birthday celebration of HH the Panchen Rinpoche.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama arrived in Switzerland on 12th April 2013. Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay la with hundreds of Tibetans and supporters had gathered to welcome the visit. The Folklore Ensemble of the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Leichtenstein (TCSL) performed the traditional welcoming dance of "Tashi Sholpa"

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay la, the elected political Head of Central Tibetan Administration in exile arrived in Switzerland on the 10th of April for a 12 days' visit.

organized by the sections Liechtenstein, Landquart and GlarusOn March 15th, 2013 the TCSL sections Liechtenstein, Landquart and Glarus organized the monthly demonstration “UN send fact finding mission to Tibet” in Geneva.

GENEVA: UN Special Procedure Mandate holders, who play a significant role in the human rights mechanism, will present their reports during the Human Rights Council’s 22nd session. Their reports include specific country visits and communications of human rights violation concerns to respective governments.

GENEVA, 12 March: The EU, USA, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Austria today expressed concern about the critical human rights situation in Tibet during the UN Human Rights Council 22nd Session.

UN to send an independent fact-finding mission to Tibet "End the forced resettlement of Tibetan nomads" Within the two-year campaign since 30 May 2011 the sections of Wädenswil and Zurich

Tsebey, a 22-year-old Tibetan man set himself on fire around 1 pm local time today (12 January) in Sangchu region of Kanlho in eastern Tibet. He is the first Tibetan to set himself on fire protesting against the Chinese government in 2013. He died on the spot.