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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Latest Updates

NEW YORK CITY, October 20th—Today at 12:59PM EST, Enes Kanter, an NBA player with the Boston Celtics, tweeted a powerful video statement in support of the Tibetan people and their struggle for human rights and freedom from Chinese rule. In a two...

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Pyrgos, 20 October — The three Tibetan-rights activists who disrupted the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony on Tuesday have just been released from police detention following their appearance in court today. Chemi Lhamo (Tibetan-Canadian), Jason Leith (United Kingdom) of London-based campaign organization Free Tibet,...

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TIBETAN ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR SECOND TIME AFTER LEAVING THE PRESS CONFERENCE ATHENS, 19 October — Just hours before the Olympic Torch handover at the Acropolis, rights groups - International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, and Students for a Free Tibet - held...

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OLYMPIA, October 18—Tibetan rights activists protesting against the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics disrupted the official torch lighting ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The activists, Tibetan-Canadian Chemi Lhamo, Jason Leith of London-based Free Tibet, and Fern MacDougal gained access to...

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Students for a Free Tibet condemns the International Olympic Committee’s hypocrisy as Beijing 2022 set to officially receive the Olympic Torch. ***High Res photos available at http://bit.ly/SFTMedia123; interviews with action participants and movement leaders on request HAPPENING NOW: ATHENS - Tibetan and...

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Dear Tom Buhrow, Chairman; Tim Davie, Director General; Mirko Bibic, President and Chief Executive Officer; Hubert T. Lacroix, President and Chief Executive Officer; David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer; JB Perrette, President & Chief Executive Officer; Merete Eldrup, Chief Executive...

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