Statement on China's Imprisonment of 21 Tibetans



We emphatically denounce the recent sentencing of 21 Tibetans to prison by the Chinese government on the pretext of “black and evil” crimes. This is a renewed effort by China to silence the Tibetan people and circumvent their own laws to maintain unlawful power in Tibet.

China continues to imprison Tibetans for made-up crimes to silence those who seek basic human rights and sovereignty in their ancestral homelands.

This is not acceptable. Tibet must be free. Tibet will be free.