Exiled Tibetans begin global action for Tibet
Friday, 11` April 2008, 10:36 a.m.
Tibetans in Dharamshala yesterday carry effigies of those Tibetans
killed in Tibet protests and conduct mock funeral to mark the
completion of one month of peaceful demonstrations in
Dharamshala: Exiled Tibetans
and Tibet supporters all over the world observe the completion of one
month of Chinese military crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
They will be holding candle light vigils, demonstration of mock
funerals, mock arbitrary arrests, mock prison conditions, mock injured
people without access to medical care in Tibet.
On 7 April, Tibetans and their supporters who participated in
the rally, voluntarily shaved their heads to show their solidarity with
the Tibetans in Tibet.
While addressing a large gathering of Tibetans yesterday in
Dharamsala, Mr Karma Chophel, chair of the Tibetan Solidarity Committee
said that during his recent visit to Brussels, Geneva and Italy he has
appealed to the UN and the international community to:
1. Immediately dispatch an independent fact-finding delegation to Tibet,
2. Immediately end the brutal killings in the whole of Tibet,
3. Immediately release all arrested and imprisoned Tibetans,
4. Extend immediate medical assistance to the injured Tibetans,
5. Restore the Universal Fundamental Human Rights to the tibetans in Tibet.
He said that the European Parliament convened an extraordinary
plenary session to discuss the present urgent situation in Tibet where
members condemned the Chinese repression and called for restraint on
the part of the Chinese police and military.
The European Parliament also decided to extend an invitation to
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to speak in the House. Mr. Karma Chophel
also appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee for a hearing on the
current situation in Tibet where it was resolved to invite the Chinese
Foreign Minister for a similar purpose.
He urged the Tibetan people to remain alert to Chinese
government’s agents and miscreants, who are trying to sabotage unity
and efforts by creating problems within the Tibetan community, between
Tibetans and Chinese, and within our community.