Now Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, is in danger.
China, which has occupied Tibet for more than 60 years, continues the implementation of a plan of rapid urban development in Lhasa, Heritage, at the expense of Tibetan culture and many historical buildings. Lhasa has remained on top of the world for 1.500 years. It stands not only as physical capital, but also as the spiritual capital of the Tibetan Buddhists. The ancient city of Lhasa has been the scene of many protests of freedom and a symbol of Tibetan resistance against Chinese occupation. But right now, this sacred city faces destruction, environmental risks and forced evictions to make way for shopping centers and car parks.
Help us to defend this great city of great cultural and historical significance.
Boycott Intercontinental Hotels.
Help us reach our target of 8,000 names.
Intercontinental Hotels Group, owner of Holiday Inn, is opening a luxury hotel in Lhasa, Tibet. The Intercontinental Resort Lhasa Paradise will be a playground for the rich in the heart of an oppressed nation.
Intercontinental will sell the image of a peaceful, spiritual and unspoiled land but, after more than 60 years of military occupation by the world’s largest dictatorship, Tibet is no paradise.
Intercontinental’s hotel will not benefit Tibetans: Tibet is being sucked dry and business in Tibet serves China.
Intercontinental must not profit from tyranny.
Join the boycott and tell Intercontinental chief executive Richard Solomons to get out of Tibet.
Tibet's Jailed Musicians.
Help us reach our target of 8,000 names
Sign our petition to Wu Aiying, China's Justice Minister...
At least eleven singers have been imprisoned by China in Tibet since 2012, joining thousands of other political prisoners in this occupied country. You can learn more about them here.
Many are jailed without explanation and disappear for months on end. One has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The United Nations has described torture in Tibet as being "widespread" and "routine".
Tell China's Minister of Justice Wu Aiying to release Tibet's Jailed Musicians and to ensure that all Tibetans are free to express themselves without fear of punishment.
Take Action in Support of Liu Xiaobo.
Please join ICT to send as many messages as possible to President Obama in support of Liu Xiaobo and human rights.
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, activist and Tibet supporter, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for "inciting subversion of state power," Liu Xiaobo is the first Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Prize of any kind while residing in China.
Thousands of prisoners - Tibetan as well as Chinese - continue to be held behind bars, serving long sentences for speaking out and voicing their opinions. You know many of them:& Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker; Migmar Dhondup, a Tibetan tour guide and writer, Runggye Adak, a Tibetan nomad; and Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a Tibetan religious and community leader.
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which the Chinese government did not allow Liu or his family to attend, was held on December 10, which was also International Human Rights Day. While we celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize award to Liu Xiaobo, we also call on the United States to take a strong stand in solidarity with Liu Xiaobo in support of the right to free expression.
Please add your voice now by sending a message to President Obama, urging him to press China for the release of all political prisoners and to implement the political and human rights reforms that multitudes of Chinese and Tibetan advocates risk their lives to promote.
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