Dharamshala – China stated that it has eliminated more than 100 organisations in 2022 under the so-called "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil" policy, claiming that these organizations are black and evil. This is a government policy to destroy groups and individuals who do not conform to the CCP's ideas. This action is a serious violation of people's basic rights.
According to a Tibetan source, Chinese authorities have declared that they have eliminated more than 160 “black organisations” and 1,520 “illegal organisations” under the "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil" policy in 2022. In fact, most of the so-called "black" and "illegal" organisations are not "black" or "illegal" as such, but the Chinese government labels them different crimes.
The Chinese government announced the so-called "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil" policy in 2018, and it was implemented in 2019, to eliminate any opposition to the Chinese Communist Party from any individual or organisation. There are 13 points in total, one of them is to eliminate individuals and organizations that threaten or harm the CCP, but in fact, it is those who exercise their basic rights to express their opinions and create organisations to help people.
The Chinese authorities have detained, arrested, and even convicted many Tibetans on various politically motivated charges under the "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil" policy.
Many Tibetans who advocate, teach Tibetan, and establish mother-tongue organisations or groups are victims of the Chinese authorities' policy of the "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil". They were arbitrarily detained, arrested and tortured by the Chinese authorities for simply exercising their basic rights of expression and assembly.
For example, Chinese authorities arrested two Tibetan women from Wonpo village and six monks from Wonpo Monastery on September 3, 2021, for establishing a Mother Tongue Protection Group and teaching Tibetan language to local Tibetans in Wonpo village, Sershul County, Dzachuka, Eastern Tibet.
Tibetans who are caught by the Chinese authorities in possession of a photo and book of their exiled spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are also victims of the Chinese authorities' policy of "Sweep Out the Black and Eliminate the Evil". They are arbitrarily detained, arrested, treated inhumanely and sentenced to years of imprisonment on various charges such as “undermining” or “threatening” the government, “separatism”, etc.
For example, From August 22 to 29, 2021, Chinese authorities detained 113 Tibetans in Wonpo Village for photographs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and communication with Tibetans in exile. On September 3, 2021, Chinese authorities again arrested eight Tibetans from Wonpo Village for teaching the Tibetan language to local Tibetans, thus, from August 23 to September 3, 2021, Chinese authorities arrested a total of 121 Tibetans from Sershul County, Dzachuka, Eastern Tibet.
These are just a few examples, but many other Tibetans have been arrested, tortured, and imprisoned for simply keeping photos, books, and teachings of their exiled spiritual leader and for working to protect the environment and teach Tibetan. The Chinese government violates the human rights of Tibetans such as freedom of religion, and freedom of expression, and these rights are rights in free countries, but in China, these rights are threatened by the Chinese government.