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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
Formation 1995
Type 501(c)(3)
Legal status Non-profit organization
Purpose Tibetan independence, human rights in Tibet
Benjamin Cox
Main organ
Board of directors
Remarks Rangzen means independence
Thubten Jigme Norbu on the cover of an American edition of his autobiography, "Tibet is My Country"
"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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