Geneva: Four Czech Parliamentarians recorded video messages marking the 25th year of the enforced disappearance of 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
Senator Premysl Rabas, Chair of Czech Parliamentarian Group for Tibet, in his video message called upon the Chinese government to release 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, Gendhun Choekyi.
Senator Marek Hilser, in his video message, emphasized Tibet is not China and called upon “communist China to not oppress Tibetans.”
Emphasizing that Tibet’s Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima will not be forgotten, Senator Vaclav Chaloupek in his video message urged “China to release him and his family immediately.”
As the co-chair of Czech Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, Member of Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Mr. Frantisek Kopriva recorded a personal video message calling on China to release Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. Reminiscing that Panchen Lama was kidnapped on the same year as he was born in, Mr. Frantisek called upon China to immediately release Panchen Lama alongside other political prisoners. Raising serious concerns about the persecution of Tibetans he called upon China to stop the religious persecution of Tibetan Buddhists, Uighurs, Christians and other religious minorities under the Chinese rule.
Representative Chhimey Rigzen, Tibet Bureau Geneva expressed gratitude to the Czech Parliamentarians for their open strong support to the global campaign for the release of Panchen Lama and to the just cause of Tibet.
The Czech Parliamentarians: 16 Czech Senators and 12 Members of the Chamber of Deputies had issued joint statements earlier calling for the release of Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. Recently Italian Parliamentarians and Swiss Parliamentarians had also joined the global campaign and called upon China to immediately release Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his entire family on the 25th year of their enforced disappearance.
Moreover, 159 organizations from 19 countries submitted a joint petition to the UN calling for its intervention and to press China to release Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
The video messages can be viewed here.
-Report filed by Tibet Bureau Geneva