HR advocates & scholars discussed China’s human rights abuses and occupation of its neighbouring countries

China’s occupation of neighbouring countries such as Tibet and East Turkistan (Xinjiang) continues. The Chinese regime’s brutal suppression of peoples in China and the neighbouring countries is beyond the pale to say the least.

A panel of experts shared their thoughts on the freedom struggle of Tibet, East Turkistan and Hong Kong during a special virtual seminar, hosted by the Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM), on 28 February 2021.

Panellists included:

  • Benedict Rogers, Journalist & Human Rights Activist (CEO of Hong Kong Watch and Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission)
  • Rahima Mahmut, UK Director, Uyghur World Congress
  • Tenzin Tsundue, Writer and Tibetan Activist from India
  • Priyajit Debsarkar, Author & Political Analyst
  • Burzine Waghmar, Scholar, SOAS University of London
  • Tsering Passang, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM)

The seminar was hosted ahead of the Commemoration of the 62nd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising in Lhasa, when tens of thousands of Tibetans rose up in protest against the invading Chinese Communist forces on 10th March 1959 in Tibet’s capital.

It also coincides with the month-long solo Peace Walk from Dharamsala (headquarters of the Tibetan Government-in-exile) to Delhi (500 kilometres distance) by Tenzin Tsundue, Writer and Tibetan Activist based in India, who leads his latest political campaign – Repeal “One-China” Policy. Tsundue started his Peace Walk on 12th February – Losar – Tibetan New Year and is expected to finish on 10th March 2021.

Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Human Rights and Political Activist | Author - Founder, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM) - Director, Tibet Foundation (2019 - Jan 2021) - Chairman, Tibetan Community UK | Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust (2014 - 2016) - Trustee, Tibet House Trust (2014 - 2016) - Council Member, Tibet Society (2014 - 2016) - Special Adviser, Tibet Society (2017 - 2018) - Sponsorship Coordinator, Tibet Relief Fund (2017 - 2016) - Programme Manager, Tibet Foundation (2001 - 2007)

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