Czech Senate Committee opposes forced assimilation of Tibetan children and China’s interference in religious freedoms

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions adopted a resolution expressing opposition to China’s policies against Tibetans. Read the translation of the resolution. COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, SCIENCE, CULTURE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PETITIONS of the 8th meeting held on 30 May 2023 on the forced assimilation of Tibetan children in residential schools in … Read More

Premysl Rabas and Thinlay Chukki talked about religion freedom

(April 24, 2023) The chairman of the Friends of Tibet Group in the Czech Senate held talks with the representative of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Ms Thinlay Chukki. This was the third meeting in the Senate.On Monday, 24 April, they discussed the possible support of the Czech Parliament in the efforts to ensure the religious freedom of Tibetans, especially regarding the … Read More

TZ: Pro-tibetské parlamentní skupiny odsoudily násilnou asimilaci tibetských dětí

Na budovách obou komor českého parlamentu dnes zavlály tibetské vlajky. Skupiny přátel Tibetu působící v Poslanecké sněmovně i v Senátu k výročí potlačení tibetského povstání, které připadá právě na 10. březen, zároveň vydaly prohlášení vyzývající čínskou vládu, aby ustoupila od násilného umisťování tibetských dětí do čínských internátních škol.

PR: Pro-Tibetan parliamentary groups condemn forced assimilation of Tibetan children

(March 10, 2023, Prague) Tibetan flags flew on the buildings of both chambers of the Czech Parliament today. On the anniversary of the suppression of the Tibetan uprising, which falls on 10 March, the Friends of Tibet groups in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate also issued a statement calling on the Chinese government to stop the forced placement of Tibetan children in Chinese boarding schools.

Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration visited Prague

(August 30, 2022) The Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Mr. Penpa Tsering, is visiting Prague. We have one of the largest pro-Tibetan parliamentary groups in the world in the Senate, so this was certainly not the first visit by a Tibetan delegation. We let the Prime Minister and his entourage know that in the Czech Republic, where thousands of … Read More

Senators met the European Ambassador of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

(August 10, 2022, Prague) The recently appointed representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mrs. Thianly Chukki, visited the Senate on her visit to Prague. On Wednesday, she discussed with eight members of the Senate Friends of Tibet Group, for example, the programme for the visit of the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Mr. Penpa Tsering. “The Czech Senate … Read More

Marek Hilšer on 8th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet

Senator Marek Hilšer, a member of the Friends of Tibet group of the Czech Senate, took part in 8th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet. The international meeting in Washington in June brought the renewal of the International Network of Parliamentarians for Tibet. Marek Hilšer gave the following speech. Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to inform you about the support for … Read More

PR: Tibetan and Ukrainian flags on the roof of the Czech republic

(13 March 2022, Chomutov) On Saturday, 12 March, dozens of people went to the highest mountain in the Czech Republic to fly the Tibetan flag to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the violent suppression of the Tibetan national uprising. This year, the Ukrainian flag also flew on Sněžka. The chairman of the informal Senate Group of Friends of Tibet and … Read More

PR: The Tibetan flag flew again on the Senate building

(March 10, 2022, Prague) The Czech Senate has once again joined the Flag for Tibet event to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the violent suppression of the uprising in Lhasa by flying the Tibetan flag on the Kolovrat Palace building. On behalf of the Senate, the flag was hoisted by First Vice-President Jiří Růžička and Senators Přemysl Rabas and Václav … Read More

Dhondub Wangchen was a guest of the Czech Senate

Dhondub Wangchen was sentenced to six years in prison for a film about the 2008 Chinese Olympics ( ▶️ When he left the Chinese prison system in 2014, he was under the close watch of the authorities. Yet he managed to escape to the US. It makes sense that we welcomed him to the Senate and a day later … Read More