Here is a montage of the todays debate of the 7th session in the United Nations Human Rights Council that has taken place in Geneva, Switzerland.
“The Washington Post” and “der Standard” have reported today, that chinese hackers have tried to break into tibetan activist organisations networks and computers to steal encryption keys. Encryption keys are used to sign and encrypt electronic messages like E-Mails. China operates the world’s largest and most restrictive “Firewall” to censor internet communication and obscure information. Further it is known that in China a certain hacker group called “Titan Rain”, that is most probably financed and supported by the chinese government has been attacking the Pentagon and the german “chancelor house. Many tibetan organisations and activists notice a higher amount on suspect trojans and viruses. But thanks to the operation of Free Software such as the GNU/Linux operation system and Free Sowftware applications, such as GnuPG for encryption and the Tor Project for anonymous internet, the damage has been kept low.
I urge tibetan activists, journalists and news reporters to use encryption technology to secure and assure internet communication. To bypass the chinese firewall (e.g. to access the internet from Lhasa) it is most advisable to use Tor or similar anonymiser software. (see my blog post from the 18th of march 2008).
From 3rd to 25th March 2008 the 7th Session of the UN human rights council is taking place. Today some of the deligates have made remarks about the current situation in Tibet. And have challenged the chinese delegation to make a statement. Watch the live webcast on the UN-HRC website.
Greens and United Future comment on Tibet in NZ Parliament.
Tibetans and supporters from across Europe and North American protested the launch of China’s Olympic Torch Relay today in Olympia, Greece. Once again, China’s leadership was painfully reminded that the occupation and current crackdown in Tibet will prevent them from gaining the international acceptance they so desire. We demanded the IOC immediately withdraw Tibet from the Torch Relay. We showed China that Tibetan freedom is inevitable.
In the video below, Tibetans and supporters from Switzerland, Germany, Greece, United States, Czech Republic, Canada and the United Kingdom protests China’s Olympic Torch Relay Launch today in Olympia, Greece
“It’s not just YouTube that’s blocked in China. After the unrest in Tibet, at least 25 video sharing sites have been shut down and others have been penalized. While the Chinese government is not admitting that violence in Tibet had anything to do with it, they do have a sudden interest in strictly enforcing licensing restrictions that require video sharing websites to register with the government. Among other things, Chinese video sharing sites must promise not to show videos that inspire fear, contain pornography, or endanger national security.”
read on Slashdot.org
“The SANS Internet Storm Center reports about an increasing number of sophisticated and targeted cyber attacks against Tibetan NGOs. These attacks appear to be related to attacks against other anti-chinese groups like Falun Gong. ‘There is lots of media coverage on the protests in Tibet. Something that lies under the surface, and rarely gets a blip in the press, are the various targeted cyber attacks that have been taking place against these various communities recently. These attacks are not limited to various Tibetan NGOs and support groups. They have been reported dating back to 2002, and even somewhat before that, and have affected several other communities, including Falun Gong and the Uyghurs.'”
read on Slashdot.org
On the following Links you can find some picures of Tibetans, that have been shot by chinese soldiers:
Kirti Photos (warning: images of dead bodies)