Students for a Free Tibet
Transforming our world
through nonviolent action

Amplifying the Voices of Tibetans in Tibet

We work in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom.

Who We Are

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) was founded in New York City in 1994 by a group of Tibetans and young students and supporters.

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What We Do

Through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom.

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HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS WELCOME THE UNIVERSITY’S DECISION  NEW YORK, February 26nd— Portland State University has joined the ranks of dozens of American universities who have decided to shut down their Confucius Institute (CI). CIs are Chinese state-sponsored “Chinese language” centers which aim...

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Activists warn anything less will be an endorsement of China’s blatant disregard for civil and human rights.The IOC has failed to uphold ‘Olympic Values’ so far, but still have time to reverse 'past mistakes' Today, just one-year ahead of the opening of...

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Campaigners express concern for his safety and the five years deprivation of political rights that begins now Chinese lawyer Liang Xiaojun today tweeted news that Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk was taken to his family in Trindu county in Kham [CH: Chengduo,...

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We, the undersigned 35* groups and organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights, condemn the arrests of over 50 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong. The arrests symbolize the ongoing weaponization of law to undermine the democratic aspirations and rights of Hong...

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A personal essay written by Nyima Lhamo, former Tibetan Political Prisoner: I was 12-years-old the last time I saw my uncle, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, alive and well. The next time I saw him, in July 2015, his soul had already left this...

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TPSA WILL BECOME US LAW WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS BILL NEW YORK, December 22nd—Yesterday, US Congress approved a $900 billion pandemic relief package, which contained all of the language from the Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA). TPSA unanimously passed the House...

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