Speaker Pelosi introduces resolution on Tibet
Saturday, 5 April 2008, 4:50 p.m.
|US Speaker Nancy Pelosi|
Pelosi and the members of US Congressional delegation that met His
Holiness the Dalai Lama on 21 March in Dharamshala, introduced House
Resolution on 3 April which calls on the Government of the People’s
Republic of China to end its crackdown on nonviolent Tibetan protestors
and its continuing cultural, religious, economic, and linguistic
repression inside Tibet, reported ICT, Washington DC – based rights
The resolution 1077 calls on the Chinese Government to begin a
results-based dialogue, without preconditions, directly with His
Holiness the Dalai Lama to address the legitimate grievances of the
Tibetan people and provide for a long-term solution that respects the
human rights and dignity of every Tibetan.
It calls on the Chinese Government to allow independent
international monitors and journalists, free and unfettered access to
the Tibet Autonomous Region and all other Tibetan areas of China for
the purpose of monitoring and documenting events surrounding the
Tibetan protests and to verify that individuals injured receive
adequate medical care.
It further calls on the Chinese Government to immediately
release all Tibetans who are imprisoned for nonviolently expressing
opposition to Chinese Government policies in Tibet.
It calls on the United States Department of State to fully
implement the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 6901 note),
including the stipulation that the Secretary of State “seek to
establish an office in Lhasa, Tibet to monitor political, economic and
cultural developments in Tibet”, and also to provide consular
protection and citizen services in emergencies. It further urges that
the agreement to permit China to open further diplomatic missions in
the United States should be contingent upon the establishment of a
United States Government office in Lhasa.