WAV Comment: Whilst China wants the world to watch the Winter Olympics and think how wonderful they are as a nation; there is a much more sinister side to it all. The 10th March will be the 63rd anniversary of China invading Tibet; at the time, an autonomous nation and people, who for years now are gradually having their existence deleted by the power of China within another nation, named Tibet.
10th March in London, sees actions against Chinese actions and dominance in Tibet. Effectively, one nation wishing to eradicate everything about the existence and history of another. Below you will see links to issues, including the teacher Rinchen who has been removed by the Chinese authorities for teaching Tibetan, and who is being held despite no information of her situation or condition being given to her family.
This is the hidden side of the China that they want to lose under the veil of issues such as the Winter Olympics. Until the people of Tibet are free from being the tortured and persecuted slaves of the Chinese system, we will support them and stand with them; demanding a FREE TIBET.
Mark, we are calling on you to join us for a day of resistance and celebration to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising, remembered every 10th March by Tibetans and their supporters.
The past 12 months have seen the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) increase its campaigns of cultural destruction and surveillance in Tibet and attempt to use the Winter Olympics to sportwash its human rights abuses. We must stand together and resist!
But the past 12 months have also seen Tibetans and their allies show what is possible when we stand together. Making headlines around the world and achieving huge victories. Whilst we will not stop our resistance, we must celebrate our victories.
Join us on 10 March to commemorate those who resisted the CCP, to mark our victories over the past year, and to continue the struggle for a free Tibet.
When: 10th March, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA
What: March from Downing Street to the Chinese Embassy
When: 10th March, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ
What: An event to commemorate the Tibetan struggle for freedom and celebrate our victories over the past 12 months.
Website – Free Tibet |
On 1 August, Rinchen Kyi, a Tibetan school teacher, was taken from her home and arrested for “inciting separatism”, despite there being no hint of a recognisable crime. Inciting separatism has a minimum sentence of 5 years.
Since her arrest, Rinchen Kyi has effectively disappeared; she was transferred to an undisclosed location and there have been no details concerning her health or whereabouts. Rinchen’s family, including her 13-year-old daughter, have not been told where she is being held or when they will be allowed to talk to her.
The next few days will be crucial; demand Rinchen Kyi’s release now! Email the Qinghai local government and your nearest Chinese embassy and call for the immediate unconditional release of Rinchen.
Demand the Release of Rinchen Kyi | Free Tibet
THREE MONKS IN DRAGO SEVERELY ILL AFTER SIX YEARS OF TORTURE
Arrested after the 2012 Drago protests, three monks were subjected to forced labour and denied adequate food
Tibet Watch has learned that three senior monks from Drago Monastery are still severely ill after their release from prison four years ago. The three monks, Tsewang Namgyal, Dalha, and Tengya, served six-year prison sentences from 2012 until their release in January 2018.
The news of their failing health comes as their home county of Drago faces rising tensions due to a series of arbitrary detentions and demolitions. The county is also under close surveillance by Chinese authorities.
The monks are suffering from a range of serious conditions as a result of inadequate food, torture, and forced labour in prison including crippled legs, organ damage, insomnia, constant headaches, and loss of mobility.
More and actions – Three monks in Drago severely ill after six years of torture | Free Tibet
We stand with the good people of Tibet;