The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Linda Bird, Deputy Leader Cllr. Danny Thorpe and the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration, Mr Sonam Tsering Frasi hoisted the Tibetan National flag outside the Woolwich Town Hall located in South East London.
The flag-raising ceremony held outside the Woolwich town hall was attended by Representative Sonam Tsering Frasi. Few local Tibetans also attended the event from the distance due to the current Covid regulations of only one person can meet another outside.
Mr. Frasi, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Northern Europe, Baltic States & Poland thanked the Mayor and the Deputy Cllr. for supporting the Tibet and Tibetan by hosting the Tibetan Flag at the Woolwich Town Hall on this important day.
Mayor Councillor Linda Bird expressed that she felt it was important to support the just cause of Tibet and all other oppressed people anywhere in the world. Mayor assured that the Royal Borough of Greenwich will continue to support for Tibetan people.
Councillor Peter Golds shares a message of solidarity and support with the Tibetan people and all those oppressed
Councillor Peter Golds of Tower Hamlets, London shared a strong message of solidarity with the Tibetan people as Tibetans and friends across the world marked the 62nd commemoration of the Tibetan National Uprising against China’s occupation. Tower Hamlets is a place of significance as this will be the location of the new Chinese Embassy. Watch here: https://fb.watch/49KEtRqq3N/
Councillor Rabina Khan stands in solidarity with the Tibetan People on Tibetan National Uprising Day
London Tower Hamlets councillor Rabina Khan supported the Tibetan Community’s call to raise the flag at the Tower Hamlets Town Hall. Tower Hamlets is an important place as it will be the location of the new Chinese Embassy. Our call was rejected by the Mayor’s Chief Executive Will Tuckley. Despite the rejection, Cllr Rabina Khan joined Tibetans today to raise the flag and will continue to speak out against human rights abuses. Watch here: https://fb.watch/49KRoQPS_L/
Statement of solidarity by Rt Hon Tim Loughton, Member of British Parliament (Conservative party) and co-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet
Rt Hon Tim Loughton, Member of British Parliament (Conservative party) and co-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, a longstanding supporter of Tibetan cause and one of the most prominent voice for the Tibet issue in the British parliament delivered the following video statement commemorating the 62nd anniversary of Tibetan national uprising day. In 2019, MP Loughton introduced the Tibet Reciprocal Access Bill to counter restrictions on access to Tibet on British nationals. A similar bill, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, was enacted by the US in 2018.
“In remembering the 10th of March, I want to send my best wishes to Tibetans throughout the world as we commemorate the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against the brutal Chinese occupation. In doing so, we remember those Tibetans who lost their lives in 1959. Those thousands of Tibetans who have lost their lives at the hands of the Chinese and there are many thousands who were forced to flee into exile including the community of Tibetans in Dharamshala and of course His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“I hope that this year the eyes of the world will be firmly upon China, the publicity about the atrocities committed against the Uyghur people, the suppression of freedom within Hong Kong, and the suppression fo indigenous Mongolian people as well. We need more than ever that the world is with the cause of the Tibetan people, that many of us have championed over so many years. The plight of political prisoners still being incarcerated by Chinese, the suppression of Tibetan religion, language and culture, and the depriving of nomad farmers of their livelihood as well as they are forced into the training camps. These are all atrocities committed on a daily basis against the Tibetan people that the world needs to see and hear and wake up to.
“So I send you my good wishes on the 10th of March and I can assure you that your cause is being heard loud and clear in the British parliament because the Tibetan cause is a cause of peace, freedom and democracy and China needs to stand up to account for its heinous crimes.”
Statement of solidarity by MP Wera Hobhouse (Lib-dem) Vice-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet
MP Wera Hobhouse (Lib-dem) Vice-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet issued the following video statement commemorating the 62nd anniversary of Tibetan national uprising day.
“On this day of remembering Tibetan uprising 62 years ago, I mourn with you that Tibet is still under brutal authoritarian rule. Despite the terrible suffering, the Tibetan people have been resolute in their dignity and pursuit of non-violent solutions. That has won you admiration globally but it cannot be enough. The oppression of the Tibetan people is a scar on the conscience of the world. Here in Britain and in the West, there is increasing awareness of the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party. We must stand together against their inhumane regime. On this day of commemoration, I praise you the Tibetan people for your patience and I urge you not to give up.”
Deputy chair of Parliamentary group for Tibet MEP Laima Andrikiene’s appeal on behalf of the Lithuanian Parliamentary Tibetan group
Deputy chair of Parliamentary group for Tibet MP Laima Andrikiene read the following appeal in the Seimas on behalf of the Lithuanian Parliamentary Tibetan group on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tibetan national uprising day.
Read the appeal here:
For President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Naus ėdda
For the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
For the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Simonyte
For Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabriel Landsbergis,
2021 m. March 10th.
On the eve of the Lithuanian Republic Parliamentary Ties with Tibetan, we urge Lithuanian Independent State celebration to remember the Tibetan nation that is still on its way to its freedom.
Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the national Tibetan rebellion, when, apparently, the world’s most peaceful Tibetan nation rebelled against the occupation of independent Tibetan, against the imposed lie and demolition covered with the ′′ modernization ′′ in the world. The uprising was brutally dismantled, the Tibetan spiritual leader with thousands of Tibetans had to retire from his native land. Since then, the situation in Tibet is getting worse every year: increasing victims, destroying unique culture, becoming more and more realistic environmental disaster, obviously irrelevant international human rights practice. Unfortunately, the economic and political power of the People’s Republic of China (KLR) and the indecision of the Democratic community determines that everything is left alone.
When we restored Independence, recognition of the international community was crucial to us. The Soviet Union used all the influence to block Lithuanian relations with foreign countries. However, just weeks after the restoration of Independence, Lithuania was reached by a very important Dalai Lama XIV telegram. He was not formal president of any state, but his political weight in the international arena was extremely high. Especially since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just recently.
His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV wrote: ′′ I am delighted with the determination of the strong Lithuanian nation who fought for its freedom and independence for fifty years. Your efforts have allowed you to draw attention to the right to the nation’s decision. I was impressed by the nonviolent fights you chose. And I strongly believe in non-violent fight against moral and practical intentions. I have always believed that violence will not bring long-term solutions to problems. The only hope to remain for countries like ours is a non-violent fight, law, truth, determination. Your role as an inspiring force will not end when you win freedom…”
The KLR government ignores repeated calls and calls for dialogue between spiritual Tibetan nation’s leader Dalai Lama and Tibetan government in order to comply with international obligations in human rights and freedoms. The international community appreciates and supports Tibetan leaders, as the Tibetan nation, like all nations in the world, must have the right to acknowledge their faith, nurture long-lasting cultural traditions, speak their native language. The KLR government keeps saying that all nudes about the Tibetan situation are not justified. However, she does not agree to allow representatives of independent human rights organizations into Tibetan, to enable Dalai Lama to visit Tibetan territory.
We are happy that Parliamentary ties to Tibetan group is working, and Lithuania will consistently defend human and citizen s’ head of the Seimas in Nielsen, Head of Government Ingrida Simonyt ė, Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis has expressed a firm position that not only in the internal politics, but also in international politics the right one.
Therefore, we hope that in all official meetings with the representatives of the KLR government, as well as in international organizations and forums, Lithuanian politicians and diplomats will pay attention to the alarming, KLR international obligations with the serious violating human rights situation in Tibetan and will require that the Tibetanian fundamental rights and freedoms will be ensured.
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- filed by Office of Tibet, London