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International Tibet Independence Movement

The International Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) is a non-profit organization, founded on 18 March 1995, that supports Tibetan independence from the People's Republic of China:

International Tibet Independence Movement
MottoBhod Rangzen!
Legal statusNon-profit organization
PurposeTibetan independence, human rights in Tibet
Benjamin Cox
Main organ
Board of directors
RemarksRangzen means independence
"only independence for Tibet can ensure the survival of the Tibetan land and its people, culture, and religion."[1]

ITIM was founded and is based in the city of Fishers, Indiana, in the United States.[1]



The International Tibet Independence Movement, was founded in 1995 by Thubten Jigme Norbu, brother of the 14th Dalai Lama, and Larry Gerstein.[1] The organization protested against the PRC in San Francisco during the 2008 Summer Olympics[2] and supported calls for the boycotting of the Olympics. The group has organized numerous "March for Tibet's Independence" events, in Washington, D.C., Indiana, Florida and elsewhere.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Tibet Online - International Tibet Independence Movement". 1995-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  2. ^ "Ball State University Professor Leads Independence Movement". WIBC. 6 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Jigme Norbu marching to Washington, D.C., for Tibet's independence". Herald Times. July 11, 2010.

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