Tibetan environmentalist Karma Samdrup was unjustly imprisoned for 15 years.——A court in China has jailed prominent Tibetan environmentalist Karma Samdrup for 15 years on charges of robbing tombs and dealing in looted relics.Samdrup’s lawyer said police had used false evidence. His wife said he had been beaten in custody. Samdrup’s wife says police tried to force him to sign a confession by pouring cold water over him during winter and denying him food and sleep.He funded many Tibetan plateau conservation projects and also founded the Three Rivers Environmental Protection Group.He is innocent. They did not provide any evidence. It is a miscarriage of justice.There will be more arrests of environmental defenders that people outside of Tibet will not know of.We will continue to fight for environmental defenders and protect their right to justice. And the Chinese government should be accountable for their climate injustices in Tibet.JUSTICE FOR KARMA SAMDRUP
Today Tibetan Women’s Association along with six Tibetan organisations based in Dharamsala organised a street protest in solidarity with the Global Climate Strikes (22nd Oct, 2021) around the globe ahead of the COP26 to be held in Glasgow, UK.
There is a global climate crisis and Tibet is one of the frontlines. It is essential to bring the narrative of Tibet’s ecological condition in the global climate discussion.Tibet plateau needs to be protected, not just for the Tibetan, Tibet’s wildlife and ecosystems but for the water security of 1.5 billion people downstream.
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