International Tibet Independence Movement

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International Tibet Independence Movement
Motto Bhod Rangzen!
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 a recent American edition of his autobiography, "Tibet is My Country"

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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