High Profile Tibetan Writer Shokjang Released From Prison After Wrongful Conviction and Three Years in a Chinese Prison

Media Statement: Immediate Release – 19 March 2018 Contacts: (English) Pema Yoko, Students for a Free Tibet, US, +1 646 266 0382, pema@studentsforafreetibet.org (Tibetan བོད་སྐད་) Tenzin Jigdal, International Tibet Network, India, + 91 988 225 5516, jigdal@tibetnetwork.org HIGH PROFILE TIBETAN WRITER SHOKJANG RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND THREE YEARS IN A CHINESE PRISON...
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We’re Making Moves at the UN

This week, Students for a Free Tibet was at the United Nations in Geneva for the 37th session of the Human Rights Council with the Tibet Advocacy Coalition to ensure China’s violations in Tibet do not go unchecked. We met with Special Rapporteurs to highlight political prisoners, Shokjang, Tashi Wanghuck, and Tsegon Gyal, China’s increased...
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A Few Days Until Shokjang’s Release!

Shokjang is scheduled to be released after completing his three year sentence on false charges of separatism. Help raise the alarm to ensure his release! Almost three years ago, Druklo, commonly known by his pen name Shokjang, was arrested for writing about the increased presence of Chinese armed security forces in Tibet. A determined man,...
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Tell UMass: Don’t Renew the Confucius Institute Contract

We just had a look at the Confucius Institute contract signed between UMass Boston and the Chinese Government and it is shocking. UMass Boston didn’t just agree to cede academic control to CI “Headquarters” in Beijing, it agreed to follow “the laws and regulations” of China!  This is outrageous. And unacceptable. The only good news here is that the...
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Students for a Free Tibet’s response to Mercedes-Benz’ statement of apology to China

This morning, Mercedes-Benz issued a statement in response to their decision to remove an image that quoted the Dalai Lama on the popular social media platform, Instagram. Mercedes-Benz referenced Chinese ultra-nationalist sentiments as the reason for their removal of their “#MondayMotivation” post. In the statement, Mercedez-Benz says, “…we noticed that our company’s international social media...
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