EP Passes Resolution on Tibet
Dharamsala, 14 January: The European parliament has asked China to step up the ongoing process of dialogue with the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This was one of the calls made by the EP on China in a resolution passed yesterday in its house.
The EP urged the Chinese government to immediately commute the death sentence passed on Trulku Tenzin Delek. The EP also called for an immediate moratorium on capital punishment in China.
Welcoming the statement of the Chinese authorities that a death sentence could be commuted to life in prison if the prisoner did not violate the law during the suspension period, the EP called on the Chinese government to put their statement into implementation.
The Chinese government was also urged by the EP to stop its continued violations of the human rights of the Tibetan people and other minorities and to ensure that it respects international standards of human rights and humanitarian law, as well as religious rights.
The EP had passed a resolution in November 2004 calling for an immediate review of Trulku Tenzin Delek’s case and commuting of his death sentence.