Dharamshala: Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration thanked NBA star Enes Kanter for expressing his solidarity with the sufferings of the Tibetan people inside Tibet under Chinese rule, in an official letter dated 23 November 2021.
In the letter, Sikyong wrote:
“I have come to learn with great admiration about your advocacy for the rights and freedoms of Tibetans suffering under China’s repressive rule. As a person of your stature, your support has tremendously helped amplify the voices of the Tibetan people. It is also a great source of encouragement and hope for the Tibetan people inside Tibet and around the world, as well as to all those oppressed under the authoritarian regime of the Chinese government,” he wrote.
“Your support comes at a crucial time when the Chinese government is increasingly and aggressively using its economic clout to threaten the universal values of democracy, freedom and rule of law,” he added.
“As the Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration, I, on behalf of the Tibetans inside Tibet and around the world, express our deep gratitude for your resolute stand for human rights and freedom,” he concluded.