Please help the Free Tibet Campaign to defend religious freedom in Tibet and ensure that any Chinese-appointed Dalai Lama is shunned internationally.

Below is a message from the Free Tibet society concerning China’s plans to appoint the next Dalai Lama. It was inevitable that China would take this step in its campaign to subjugate the Tibetan people. Please read the following information and sign the petition and share widely. We must not allow this to happen, the nations of the world must not accept China’s interference in the religious beliefs of the Tibetan people, an obvious manipulation by the Chinese government to strengthen its power in Tibet.

Take Action

Please sign a simple petition:



This campaign has been around a few months but is still on-going so please do sign the petition and share.

China sees the present Dalai Lama as a threat because of the support and reverence shown to him by Tibetans and also his popularity world-wide. The Chinese government’s claim that it is only they who can select the new Dalai Lama is erroneous and manipulative. Who would believe such an obvious deception is difficult to imagine but like everything else in time people would accept this in much the same way as many of the nations of the world accept that Tibet is part of China. The choosing of the Dalai Lama is a religious matter not a secular one. According to the beliefs of Tibetan Buddhism the Dalai Lamas are a succession of reincarnations only identified some years after their death by certain appointed religious authorities through meditation, divination, written instruction, examination ( the reincarnation reliably recounting his previous life and speaking about it; identifying possessions belonging to the predecessor and recognizing people who had been close to him) and other religious practices . In other words the current Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of the previous one. Therefore the Dalai Lama is not chosen but rather he is found.  Considering this the Chinese government has no legitimate authority in the context of Tibetan Buddhism than for example the Italian government or any other has to choose the Pope.

For more information from Free Tibet concerning this campaign please continue reading.

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“This week (May ) saw the 21st anniversary of the notorious abduction by China of Ghedun Choekyi Nyima, the six-year-old boy who had been chosen as the Panchen Lama, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most senior figures. Within months of his disappearance, China had appointed its own Panchen Lama, the son of Communist Party officials.

For China today, persecuting monks and nuns and exercising suffocating control over every aspect of religious life in Tibet is not enough: now it plans to appoint its own puppet Dalai Lama after the current Dalai Lama dies.

Free Tibet is launching a major new campaign to defend religious freedom in Tibet and ensure that any Chinese-appointed Dalai Lama is shunned internationally.

The selection of the Dalai Lama is of the deepest importance to Tibetans and a fundamental issue of religious freedom. They will reject a Dalai Lama forced on them by the Chinese government. Please, sign our petition calling on religious authorities and governments to support the Tibetan people and publicly declare that they will not recognise any Dalai Lama appointed by Beijing.

Please sign the petition

For more on our Beyond Belief campaign see our news story here. For more information on China’s control of religion in Tibet see our website.”

“When I am about ninety I will consult the high Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Tibetan public, and other concerned people who follow Tibetan Buddhism, and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not. On that basis we will take a decision. If it is decided that the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should continue and there is a need for the Fifteenth Dalai Lama to be recognized, responsibility for doing so will primarily rest on the concerned officers of the Dalai Lama’s Gaden Phodrang Trust. They should consult the various heads of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions and the reliable oath-bound Dharma Protectors who are linked inseparably to the lineage of the Dalai Lamas. They should seek advice and direction from these concerned beings and carry out the procedures of search and recognition in accordance with past tradition. I shall leave clear written instructions about this. Bear in mind that, apart from the reincarnation recognized through such legitimate methods, no recognition or acceptance should be given to a candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including those in the People’s Republic of China.”

The Dalai Lama

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The paragraph above appears at the end of the above article.

Below is a recent example of the suppression of the Tibetan people concerning religious matters


Lobsang Tsering’s protest captured on film shortly before his arrest off camera

“A Tibetan monk, Lobsang Tsering, was arrested after carrying out a solo protest in Ngaba County,eastern Tibet yesterday. The protest took place at around 4pm local time in Lhade Ghabma, a community near to Kirti Monastery.”

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As you will read in the above article one monk was given an eighteen year prison sentence for allegedly being caught with images and recordings of the Dalai Lama!!!!


And in Ngaba a mother of two is arrested after a solo protest

“Demolition work has begun at Larung Gar, the largest centre of Buddhist teaching in Tibet. The demolitions are part of a plan announced last month to dramatically scale down the size and population of the academy and monastery, which is located in Sertar County in Kardze, eastern Tibet.”

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Please Take Urgent Action to Stop China Hosting the Olymics Again

“We must do all we can…Use all our powers to help save Tibet! Humanity will regret it…if we don’t!”
Timothy Pina


This might seem a long way off in the future however the decisions concerning the 2022 Olympics are being made very soon so we need to take action now.

Please sign a petition to Stop China hosting the Olympics again. Please read the following from Free Tibet’s website which explains why China needs to be stopped from hosting the 2022 winter Olympic games and take action by signing the petition – there are other actions you can take further down.

Unfamiliar with the situation in Tibet please watch the following video –  rare news report from 2008, containing dramatic footage shot undercover in Tibet –  shows clearly why China should not be selected as host to another Oplympics.

There is less than two months before the international Olympics Committee IOC makes their decision please read the information that follows and sign the global petition now and demand that the IOC rejects China’s bid.

“China will see hosting the Olympic Games again as a signal that the world doesn’t care about Tibet.Please sign this urgent petition and tell the International Olympics Committee to reject Beijing.

Beijing is one of only two cities competing to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022. If it were to win the Games, it would be the first city ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing saw worldwide attention on Tibet, with daring stunts by Tibet campaigners and enormous controversy resulting from China’s brutal suppression of the Tibetan uprising in March 2008.

When it awarded the Games to China in 2001, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) claimed that the Olympics would improve human rights in China. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since then, repression has deepened in Tibet and in China itself, the government is more intolerant of free speech and opposition to its rule than ever before.

The IOC must not reward China for repression by giving it the Olympic Games again. More than 175 Tibet groups across the globe have joined forces to oppose Beijing’s bid. Please sign the global petition now and demand that the IOC rejects China’s bid.

The decision will be made in less than two months. Please sign the petition now and ask your friends and family do so too.”

Want to do More

Send the IOC a tweet:

Write a letter, send a fax or phone – I am sorry but I can’t find an email address for Thomas Bach president of the IOC

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Case postale 356
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Phone+41 21 621 61 11
Fax +41 21 621 62 16

More information about the situation in Tibet 

Free Tibet Society  Click the link for more actions you can take to help Tibet. Please take as much action as you can, it seems that the nations of the world have turned their back on Tibet, so it’s up to us to keep fighting for the rights of Tibetans.

Regarding the Olympics please read the following from the above website:

Tibet groups warn Olympics Committee over Beijing 2022 bid: – this page has been updated.

Losing the bet on human rights: Beijing, Tibet and the Olympic Games details the IOC’s claims that the Olympic Games would lead to greater respect for human rights by China’s government: in 2001, its president said that it was “taking the bet” that human rights would improve in China.

Human rights have not improved in China , yet the world turns it back too busy sucking up to China, no doubt the motivation as always is profit exploitation and unbridled greed. Sadly in this world human rights take a second place if any place at all. The above action may seem small and insignificant but every action helps to make the world more aware of the plight of the Tibetan people.

This Wednesday December 10th – Ask Your MP to Speak out for Tibet

If you live in the UK please take the following action to help the people of Tibet.

I know this is rather last-minute but I didn’t receive the notification below until this morning. Please ask your MP to attend the Tibet debate on Wednesday December 10th.

Please click the links below for more information and to e-mail your MP before Wednesday the 10th. There is a template letter which you can edit if possible, but please do send either way.The important thing is to show your MP that you would like them to support the people of Tibet.



“Please read the following information from “Free Tibet”and take action

Tibet is on the international political agenda this month, with a delegation from China’s Tibet government in North America, the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue next week and a debate on Tibet in the UK this Wednesday, 10th December.

The UK House of Commons debate is the first time MPs have debated Tibet since 2011. A government minister will be present to listen and respond to MPs and explain the government’s position on Tibet.

The more MPs that attend and speak in support of the Tibetan people, the greater the pressure on the government will be to stand up for Tibet. The 10th December is International Human Rights Day and the debate will focus on the denial of freedom of expression to the Tibetan people.

Please contact your MP before Wednesday 10th December and urge them to attend the debate and speak out for Tibet.

We have provided a sample text below but feel free to use your own (please keep it short and polite). MPs get a great deal of email and your email may not be opened immediately so it is very important that the subject line tells them exactly what you would like them to do.

Also as part of International Human Rights Day, supporters around the world will be showing their solidarity with Tibetans and other communities affected by China’s government. How about lighting a candle where you are this Wednesday? You can share a photo with us on Facebook  or Twitter.”

Contact details and template letter for your MP:

Please share widely –

Need more information about the situation in Tibet? Please visit Free Tibet :

Other Action

From around the world we’ll be showing our solidarity with Tibetans and other communities affected by China’s government. How about lighting a candle where you are this Wednesday?

If you are in London you may also like to attend this solidarity vigil:

Wednesday 10 December: Human Rights Day

Solidarity vigil outside Chinese Embassy in London

Chinese Uyghur Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK) is hosting the annual candle-lit vigil outside the Chinese Embassy to mark International Human Rights Day and to express solidarity with all those oppressed by the Chinese Communist Party regime.

Join us in our call for freedom, human rights and democracy for the people of Tibet, East Turkestan, China and, this year in particular, Hong Kong.

Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL

All welcome.

More Details


Last Chance to Support Tibet in the EU and Other Actions

“In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.” The Dali Lama


Please become actively engaged and take the following actions to support freedom for the Tibetan people oppressed by China,  subjected to the most shocking human rights abuses.

The first action is limited to EU members. Links to more actions on other issues for everyone further down.

Please help with the following campaign from Free Tibet, Dead line 26th November – (other actions further down). You can read more about this campaign and the Tibet Intergroup in my previous blog entry:  – the deadline for the action in the link above has closed but there is further action you can take to support the Tibet Intergroup.

The Tibet Intergroup is where Members of the European Parliament back the Tibetan cause and apply pressure to the European Commission to take action. Your MEPs can still support Tibet in the EU –

If you’re an EU citizen, please ask your MEPs to support the Tibet Intergroup to ensure Tibet has a voice in the European Parliament.

Please contact your EMPs in your region to urge them to support the establishment of the new Tibet Intergroup in the European Parliament by lobbying their Political Group to vote for it on 26 November.  There is a template letter and contact details further down. Please read the following message which I received this morning from Free Tibet concerning Tibet and the EU Intergroup.

Last chance to support Tibet in the EU Thanks for your fantastic response to our email earlier this month, urging your MEPs to sign up to the European Parliament’s Tibet Intergroup. 45 MEPs have now signed up to the group but there’s still one more hurdle. The Intergroup must be endorsed by at least three Political Groups (the equivalent to political parties in national parliaments) to be established. Please ask your MEPs to lobby their Political Group to vote for Tibet. Political Groups will vote for their priority list of Intergroups on 26 November. Even if your MEPs have not signed up to the Intergroup, they can prove their support for Tibet by ensuring a vote for it. Contact your MEPs

I wrote a letter to my region’s EMPs for the previous campaign and got a reply, so your mail does get read. Contact details include both the postal and e-mail address. As it says above please write to your EMPs  even if they did not join the Tibet Intergroup they may be willing to support it by lobbying their political group to vote for it. The deadline is November 26th

Please edit and personalise the temple/ sample letter/e-mail but post anyway if this is not possible. It might be an idea to at least alter a few of the words to avoid possible deletion by spam filters which may happen when identical e-mails are sent. Just do your best send whatever message you can edited or unedited.

If you are not sure what this is all about, please refer to previous blog entry:

The people of Tibet need our help, please take time to take the above action. The Tibet Intergroup is a vital lifeline to support from the  EU.

Other actions from Free Tibet and the Tibetan Soceity you can take to help Tibet’s struggle for freedom and justice – please take as many of these actions as you can

Free Tibet Get Involved:

Tibet Society Keep Tibet alive Campaigns:

Torture is Widespread In Tibet – please share the following videos and take suggested actions included in the links.

Please click the following link to watch the Video. Apologies for not embedding it to watch here as I usually do, but for some reason the embed code brings up the wrong video.

Free Tibet – Torture in Tibet:Alan Rickman reads Phuntsog’s testimony

“To shine a spotlight on the widespread use of torture in Tibet British actors lent their voices to Tibetan torture survivors who can not speak out for themselves. In this video Alan Rickman reads the testimony of Tibetan torture survivor, Phuntsog.” To read more about torture in Tibet and our campaign visit:


In the comments section someone asks: “Why is the Tibet situation so readily ignored by western governments? Is it because we’re making money from doing business with our Chinese ‘friends’?”

And that is the truth is it not. The west ignores the plight of the Tibetan people because of offending the Chinese from whom much money is to be made by greedy exploitative corporations who care nothing for the freedom of Tibet or the human rights violations such as that discussed in the above video.

We need to keep the Tibet struggle alive . Any action however small helps in the fight against oppression.

Video Stop Torture in Tibet: Juliet Stevenson reads Tsering’s testimony (with Chinese subtitles)

Why China fears the Tibetan Flag:
More than six million people face brutal imprisonment for owning, waving or flying their national flag.

Please share the videos.

More Tibet Groups : Credit: Free Tibet Photo Wikmedia commons Students for a Free Tibet Protesters Marched to Lafayette Park from Chinese Embassy DC.

Urgent Action to Help Tibet: Support Tibet in the EU

“Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction,”
The Dali Lama

The situation in Tibet is dire

The Dali Lama has said that China has tuned Tibet into a hell on earth

Please help the people of Tibet by taking the following action from Free Tibet a charity which supports and campaigns on behalf of the Tibetan people.

“Ask your MEP to join the Tibet Intergroup

By supporting Tibet and human rights, the European Union plays a vital role in resisting China’s bullying on the international stage.

The European Parliament’s Tibet Intergroup stands up for Tibet within the EU but now its crucial work is under threat.

Unless enough Members of the European Parliament sign up to the Intergroup by 22 October, it cannot continue.

We don’t have much time to make sure Tibet continues to have a strong voice in the EU: please take action today to urge your MEPs to join the Tibet Intergroup.”

For More information and to take action please clink the following link :

Free Tibet is joining other Tibet groups across the European Union in lobbying Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ensure that the Tibet Intergroup – the coordinating group for MEPs supporting Tibet – is re-established this year

“You can use the drafted short letter included or better still, send a personalised message (in your own language) by email, letter or phone. Remember, the deadline for MEP signatures is 22 October so please take action as soon as possible.”

As I always say just do your best, try and edit and use your own words if you can but if you cannot personalise the draft letter just send it as it is.  Postal letters may be more effective but  e-mail or phone if this is not an option for you. Note when clicking on the e-mail symbol you will get a blank screen with the address appearing in the address field. Also for some reason the e-mail window only seems to work if you right click the link to open into a new  tab/window.

The people of Tibet need our help, most countries have turned their backs on Tibet’s struggle for freedom including the UK. The UK government’s betrayal of the Tibetan people is evident. In a letter obtained by Channel 4 Dispatches programme, Norman Baker MP and Tim Loughton MP, both Ministers at the time, declared that the government’s position on Tibet was “tantamount to saying British foreign policy on Tibet is whatever China wants it to be”.

The EU can stand up to China

The European Union has an important role standing up for Tibet on the world stage. While China is constantly attempting to bully national governments into staying quiet on Tibet, the EU represents 28 governments and more than 500 million people. It is China’s largest trading partner.

Strong action by the EU on Tibet depends on a strong Intergroup. If you live in the EU,
please contact your MEP as a matter of urgency to urge them to sign up to the Intergroup before the deadline on 22 October.

More information about the Chinese oppression of the Tibetan people

The people of Tibet are so desperate for freedom that many are willing to set fire to themsleves in protest hoping that the world will take notice:

Tibet Situation : Critical – Full Documentary. Tibet Documentary by Jason Lansdell

More information

Free Tibet

Show Your Solidarity for the Tibetan People Living in Occupied Tibet

I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.
Dalai Lama


This week the people of Scotland will choose their own future. Other countries are less fortunate and will never have the opportunity or the freedom to make such a decision. Tibet is one of them.

The people of Scotland are free to choose their own future this Thursday

In occupied Tibet such freedom does not exist and all expression of nationality is brutally suppressed.

Scotland’s referendum respects a people’s fundamental desire and right to choose their own path – something for which Tibetans will never cease fighting.

Free Tibet’s Facebook Page:

Please share the above graphic on Facebook, Twitter, your blog or other social media and show your solidarity for Tibetans in Tibet.

Here’s what it is like to live in Tibet:
“The police went to the house of a Tibetan community leader to arrest him. When they found he was not home, they dragged his son out of the house, into the courtyard and held a gun in his mouth. The boy was only about 12 or 13. He looked so frightened.”
Eyewitness account, Drango county, Tibet, January 2012

Read more about how China’s brutal occupation of Tibet effects children:

In 1990 Ngawang Sangdrol participated in a peaceful protest and was held for nine months.

She was interrogated, severely beaten with iron water pipes and tortured with electric cattle prods – she was only thirteen years old.

She was arrested again in 1992 for “counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement”, and this time received a three-year sentence at Drapchi Prison – Tibet’s largest and most-feared jail.

Read more of Ngawang Sangdrol story and about how the Chinese authorities persecute Tibetan Bhuddist Monks and Nuns:

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In Tibet, Buddhist nuns, monks and religious institutions are seen as a threat to the occupying Chinese state.

Since March 2011, more than 125 people are known to have set themselves on fire inside Tibet in protest against the repressive Chinese occupation of Tibet. The youngest was only 15 years Old, another only 16, 18 , a young mother, a heartbreaking list of desperation.

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The people of Tibet need your support, we must not allow them to be forgotten.

Actions you can take

Please click the following link to take part in a number of actions to help the Tibetans such as signing the Petition below

Petition to help free at least eleven singers imprisoned by China in Tibet since 2012. They are among thousands of other political prisoners in this occupied country.

Ask your government to speak up for Tibet

E-mail your government. There is a template e-mail please personalise if you can but please do send and ask your government to speak up for Tibet:

A mailed letter is even more effective, when I wrote a letter I received a reply from one of the foreign secretary’s assistants. Below is the address of the UKs foreign secretary David Hammond:


David Hammond
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Tel: 020 7219 4055
Fax: 020 7219 5851


David Hammond
Runnymede, Spelthorne and Weybridge Conservative Association,
55 Cherry Orchard, Staines, TW18 2DQ
Tel: 01784 453544

You can easily find the contact details for the foreign minister of your own country using your favourite search engine.

More action to take From Free Tibet:

Also if you have the time check out and take whatever action you can to help the campaigns by the Tibetan Society, another charity fighting for the rights of the People of Tibet:

Read more from the Tibet Society about the brutal suppression of Tibetans:
Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protestors in Loshu

On 12 August 2014, Tibetans took to the streets in Loshu town, eastern Tibet to protest against the arbitrary arrest of a village leader. Chinese police violently suppressed the demonstration using live ammunition and tear gas. At least ten Tibetans were seriously injured and many, possibly hundreds, have been detained. The Chinese authorities are denying medical treatment to those injured. Six Tibetans have since died, four succumbing to their injuries and two committing suicide.

Please continue reading and take the suggested actions:

Take Action:

Visit The Tibet Society’s Home Page for more news and other ideas as to how you can help:

The Dali Lama has said that China has tuned Tibet into an hell on earth

“Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction,”
The Dali Lama

Something needs to be done to change the horrific situation in Tibet, the violations of human rights, the suppression of freedom, the brutality and the injustice. Yet the world does nothing. Preferring to kowow to china while Tibetans suffer and die. All the Tibetans want is a right to self determination, the right to live as they so please.

“If we accept that others have an equal right to peace and happiness as ourselves, do we not have responsibility to help those in need? The aspiration for democracy and respect for fundamental human rights is as important to the people of Africa and Asia as it is to those in Europe or the Americas. But of course it is often those people who are deprived of their human rights who are least able to speak up for them selves. The responsibility rests with those of us who do enjoy such freedoms.”

The Dali Lama – Human Rights, Democracy and Freedom By Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama

Chinese Occupation of Tibet: Please Join a Peaceful Protest

“I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.”
Dalai Lama

“This is an outrage. There are no freedoms in China. There are no freedoms in Tibet.”
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This is a bit short notice I know, but I did not get the e-mail from Free Tibet until yesterday.

If you are able to join the peaceful protest outside of Downing Street on Tuesday 17th June please do so.

If you can’t attend, please contact your foreign minister to demand they stand up for Tibet. Please edit if you can, but please send:

Please read the details of the protest below:
China’s Premier Li Keqiang is coming to London next week

We can send a message straight to China’s leadership that it must end its occupation of Tibet.

If you can, please join the peaceful protest at Downing Street next Tuesday.

When: Tuesday 17 June, 9am – 2pm
Where: 10 Downing Street, London

The protest is being organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet support groups:
The Tibetan Community in BritainFree TibetStudents for a Free Tibet UK , and Tibet Society .

Please spread the word

If you use Facebook you can view the event and share with your friends too. Do attend the protest if you can and support the people of Tibet who struggle with oppression day after day.

Tibetans in Tibet never stop resisting China’s occupation of their land. At great risk, they stand up for their rights against the largest dictatorship in the world. Their courage and resilience deserves the support of the global community. China must not be allowed to believe that the world will turn a blind eye to its illegal occupation and shameless abuse of human rights.

Free Tibet

Despite the lack of international support, including the UK, the people of Tibet continue to hope that one day they will be free from the tyranny of Chinese rule.

Please support them in their struggle for freedom by taking the above actions

Free Tibet on Twitter:

Watch the video: What’s China Doing in Tibet?


Very distressing images

Stand in solidarity with the Tibetan people and support the protest.

Read More About the oppression and occupation of Tibet on this Blog:
Cameron Turns his Back on Tibet and Human Rights Violations