Minneapolis Lights For Human Rights 12/10



International Human Rights Day (Minnesota)
61st Human Rights Day. Abuse of human rights in Tibet – 60 years.
Type: Causes – Protest
Network: Global
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2009
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: U.S. Courthouse-
Street: 350 S 5th St
Town/City: Minneapolis, MN


Event: Candle-light vigil to commemorate the International Human Rights day.

This year will mark the 61st Human Rights Day since the inception of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The abuse of human rights in Tibet – 60 years now.

It is highly regrettable and condemnable that the People’s Republic of China (PRC), despite being a permanent member of the United Nations and a state party to UN treaties on human rights, fails to respect and uphold the basic principles set forth in the UDHR and that the most blatant forms of violations are regularly occurring in the region with impunity. Chinese authorities continue to practice a systematic denial of human rights of the Tibetan people.

RTYC Minnesota salutes those around the world who struggle to defend, protect and promote the fundamental freedoms, the inherent dignity, and the equal and inalienable rights that are the birthright of all members of the human family. The vigil will be addressed by Prominent leaders from various communities.

“Our sisters and brothers in Tibet are counting on us! We cannot remain silent. It is our duty and our responsibility. They unconditionally sacrificed their lives for us. For Tibet! We cannot let that go in vain. We need to do our part. They are counting on us! Speak out! Demand Justice! Demand Freedom! Demand Independence!” (Jigme Ugen, President, RTYC Minnesota)

Event jointly organized by TAFM, RTWA, SFT and RTYC

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