Monthly Archives: April 2009

TCHRD condemns China sentencing of three Tibetans

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) expresses its shock and dismay over the harsh sentences passed on three Tibetans by the Lhasa Municipal Intermediate People’s Court. Penkyi,sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve According to official Chinese mouthpiece, Xinhua, dated 21 April 2009, the Lhasa Municipal Intermediate People’s Court sentenced one man to death with a two-year ... Read More »

Asylum seekers, the facts in figures

Number of refugees* around the world: 37.4 million — UNHCR Current quota for refugees coming into Australia: 12,000 — Myths and Facts about Refugees Number of requests for asylum received by European countries in the past two decades: 6.3 million —  Myths and Facts about Refugees Read More »