April 19, 2011
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EP Vice-President: China must resolve Tibetans’ grievances in a fair and transparent way[Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 8:33 a.m.]


In
response to an appeal from the Office of Tibet Brussels, Mr Edward
McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible
for human rights and democracy and member of the Tibet Intergroup has
condemned the Chinese authorities’ ‘brutality’ at Kirti monastery in
Ngaba, northeastern Tibet and has called on them to fully respect the
UN human rights convention.

 
 Mr Edward McMillan-Scott,
Vice-President of the European Parliamen
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BRUSSELS: Mr
McMillan-Scott, who has visited Tibet in 1996 while writing a report on
EU-China relations and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama several times,
in a press release today said: “this brutality is typical of the
Chinese regime. The authorities must show restraint by withdrawing the
armed security police and ending the lockdown of Kirti monastery.””All
those detained, an estimated of 35 Tibetans, must be released
immediately and the threats of relocation of monks from the monastery
for “re-education” must end.”“I strongly condemn the treatment
of the local lay people who were beaten whilst trying to prevent the
armed police from entering the monastery. The Chinese have the
responsibility to resolve the grievances of the locals in a fair and
transparent way.”MEP Fiorello Provera, Vice-Chair of the
Foreign Affairs Committee, earlier in a letter to EU’s High
Representative for Foreign Affairs, Lady Ashton, expressed his deep
concern by the deteriorating situation and for the fate of the monks
from Kirti Monastery and called on her to take a firm stance against
the ongoing abuses. He also urged the High Representative to
closely monitor the situation in order to promptly condemn cases of
arbitrary detention and prevent further human rights violations in
Tibet. MEP Kirstiina Ojuland and MEP Csaba Sogor have proposed
the situation in Ngaba prefecture as the topic for Urgency Resolutions
for the next Plenary in Strasbourg. –Report filed by Rigzin Choedon Genkhang

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