US speaker Nancy Pelosi appeals for human rights in China
Saturday, 9 December 2006, 4:00 p.m.
|A file photo of Nancy Peloci|
Dharamshala: In a statement released by the Speaker-designate, Nancy Pelosi in observance of International Human Rights Day, she calls to protect and promote human rights around the world.
“On this day, we must recommit our promise to protect and promote human rights around the world. We must take action to stop the genocide in Darfur, promote human rights in China, and eradicate extreme poverty and disease in the developing world.
“It is fitting that this day also marks the 17th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The Dalai Lama has made the human rights situation in Tibet an issue of international concern.
“Under Chinese occupation, hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have died and religious and political expressions are severely curtailed. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has asked for international support for his efforts to engage the Chinese government. As global citizens, we must double our efforts to bring freedom to the Chinese and Tibetan people” Pelosi said in her statement.