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Humanitarian China note of thanks for Friends of Tibet solidarity on Tiananmen 25th anniversary

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Dhondup Wangchen released, thanks supporters

Phayul[Thursday, June 05, 2014 16:15]

DHARAMSHALA, JUNE 5: The jailed Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen has been released this morning after serving six years’ imprisonment sentence, said Gyaljong Tsetrin, Dhondup’s cousin who lives in Switzerland.

He was driven by the police to Khotse, (about two hours drive away from Xining) where he reached his sister's home around 15.00hrs local time.

Statement of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on the Panchen Lama's 25th Birthday

Here are statements by Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on the the occasion of the Panchen Lama's 25th birthday in English and Tibet.

Rep. Pelosi's statement on March 10

March 8, 2014

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Pelosi Statement on the Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today to mark the 55th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day – the date of Tibetans’ peaceful uprising and the ensuing crackdown by Chinese authorities that devastated the Tibetan people and forced His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile:

Dhondup Wangchen Campaign: "Unchain The Truth"

In October the Filming for Tibet team successfully launched a new phase of the Free Dhondup Wangchen campaign called "Unchain The Truth". Building on the campaign actions around Dhondup's birthday the team have developed a number of actions and resources for Tibet groups to take part in and promote the campaign for Human Rights Day on 10 December.
NEW Website, Action Overview & Resources:
Please visit and promote the NEW website at A number of key actions can be found on the site including:

Appeal for help for Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement in Odisha

Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement in Odisha was established in the year 1963 by the Government of India on an area of 2500 acres of land provided by the State government on lease to rehabilitate about 3000 Tibetan refugees. The settlement is basically agrarian one,engaged in raising crops like corn, millet in an acre of 1700. The cultivation activities are rainfed and there are no irrigation facilities. The Tibetan farmers could not cultivate their agricultural field last year on account of some local problems which had adversely impacted their livelihood.

Tell Mayor Ed Lee to stand up for Tibet

A Tribute to a Founding Member of BAFoT

A tribute to a founding member of BAFoT.
by Jigme Raptentsetsang.

Pema Wangyal La passed away mid March 2013. He was a founding member of Bay Area Friends of Tibet (BAFoT), the first Tibet Support Group (TSG) on the West Coast. He has given much to BAFoT's efforts in spreading awareness and alleviating sufferings in Tibet. I would like to remember him by reproducing the opening paragraph that I wrote in BAFoT Newsletter 1993. On page 2, under the heading of "A Letter from BAFoT's President" - it read,

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