International Tibet Independence Movement

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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

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:

"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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