Leh, J&K, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Monday expressed deep condolences to Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe over the deaths and numerous injuries in the widespread floods and landslides taken place in Japan because of torrential rain.
Paris, France — The Tibet Corespondent for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Yeshe Choesang, briefed about the deteriorating situation in Tibet and violations of freedom of information of the Tibetan people at the ‘Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific correspondents’ summit’, held in Paris Summit on July 4-6, 2018.
Paris, France — The Paris-based international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it welcomes the release of the artist Liu Xia, Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow, but urges the international community not to forget that more than 50 defenders of the freedom to inform are still detained in China.
Geneva, Switzerland — The European Union and Germany raised the human rights situation in Tibet during the ongoing 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and reiterated their calls for the release of Tashi Wangchuk, the Tibetan language rights advocate who was sentenced to five years earlier this month.
Washington DC — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who took charge of his office on May 2, 2018, has said in response to written questions from Members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he will publicly ask China to engage in direct dialogue with representatives of the Dalai Lama, without preconditions, to resolve the Tibetan problem.