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TCHRD Releases Its 2002 Human Rights Report - 2003-02-12

The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, (TCHED) based in Dharmsala, India released its annual report for 2002 Human Rights Situation in Tibet.

Report that China links religious figures and political activists with terrorism and suppresses Tibetans by holding secret trials and executing them, report also focus healthcare, education, economic, refugees and Internet censorship in Tibet and China. There were reports of the State employing more that 100,000-cyber police to maintain a tight control over the Internet. Key words that the PRC deem “sensitive” such as democracy, human rights, the Dalai Lama, Tibet and Taiwan trigger blocks on the Internet. Jamming and strict control of foreign radio, TV and news broadcasts in Tibet.

TCHRD calls upon the international community to maintain pressure on the PRC until signs of real improvement in human rights are seen on the ground. Beijing must adhere to international standards of human rights both for its own citizens and for the people of Tibet.