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China blocks Tibet visit by diplomats

CHINA has rejected repeated requests from Australia to allow diplomats to visit Tibet, just two weeks before a visit to China by Kevin Rudd. Australian embassy officials in Beijing made a written request to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs last…


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Update on Death Toll from Tibet demonstrations

Update for Tuesday, 25 March 2008, last updated 3 pm (IST) While the most recent death toll from the demonstrations in Tibet is around 140, we are releasing the names and details of 40 identified people. Since the start of…


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Updates: Tibet Demonstrations

Update for Wednesday, 26 March 2008, last updated 2pm (IST) Re: Tibet demonstrations Tight restrictions continue in Lhasa Tsuglagkhang temple and Barkhor (area surrounding the Tsuglagkhang) continue to remain sealed by the military. Shops (except a few Chinese owned) remain…


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A Public Statement by Amnesty International

The following statement was read by Amnesty International at the UN Human Rights Council on the afternoon of 25 March 2008. Mr. President, Amnesty International is deeply concerned at human rights violations during recent events in the Autonomous Region of…


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Chinese Regime Implicated in Staging Violence

Evidence has emerged of the Chinese regime having staged violence in Lhasa in order to discredit the peaceful protests of Buddhist monks. According to the Dalai Lama’s Chinese translator, Ngawang Nyendra, a witness has reported that a Chinese policeman in…