The co-president of the Swiss parliamentary group for Tibet Hon’ble Nicholas Walder chaired the meeting joined by co-president of the group Hon’ble Fabian Molina, vice president Hon’ble Maya Graf, Hon’ble Prisca Birrer-Heimo, Hon’ble Barbara Gysi, Hon’ble Isabelle Pasquier-Eichenberger and Hon’ble Regula Rytz.
Kalden Tsomo from Tibet Bureau in Geneva, President of the Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein Karma Choekyi, president and vice president of Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association Thomas Büchli and Lhawang Ngorkangsar respectively participated in the meeting.
During the meeting the members of the parliamentarian were briefed on the current human rights situation in Tibet, in particular, the rapidly deteriorating situation in Kham Drakgo and the ever-growing Chinese government’s crackdown on cultural and religious expression of Tibetan people.
Furthermore, a wide range of issue was raised, inter alia, situation of undocumented Tibetan asylum seekers, commemoration of 63rd Tibetan national uprising day and future action plans in defending the cause of Tibetan people in Switzerland by the legislators.
The spring session of the Swiss parliament commenced from 28 February and is scheduled to hold until 18 March.
–Report filed by Tibet Bureau Geneva