Tibetan Rights Group Releases 2009 Tibet Human Rights Report བོད་སྐད།

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) based in Dharamsala, which monitors human rights in Tibet, released its Annual Report 2009 on human rights situation in Tibet.

Mr Ugen Tenzin, Executive Director and Mr Jampa Monlam, Assistant Director, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, launch the report during a press conference at Gangchen Kyishong in Dharamsala this morning.

The report gives a detail account of various repressive measures imposed by the Chinese government on Tibetans from enjoying civil and political liberties, rights to education, development and religious freedom. It listed the number of Tibetans sentenced, and those Tibetans who were arrested and detained last year.

Around 1,585 Tibetans are under detention, out of which 334 detainees have been sentenced. In 2009, some 300 Tibetans were arbitrarily arrested and are still under detention. Eleven Tibetans were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Some information for this report was provided by TibetNet and TCHRD.