Join us this Friday, October 14, with Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters from across the Mid-West headed to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago to CONDEMN the Chinese Government’s repressive measures in Ngaba and across Tibet.
How many Tibetans will be forced to commit the ultimate sacrifice of setting their bodies on fire as a last resort of peaceful action against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet?
These self-immolations are a last desperate measure to draw international attention and support on the deteriorating situation inside Tibet. These sacrifices cannot go in vain. They are counting on us…..
Event organized by: (Minnesota): RYTC, TAFM, RTWA, SFT/ (Wisconsin): WTA, RTYC and SFT/ (Chicago): CTA
MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN BUS INFORMATION:
(MINNESOTA): The Bus will depart from TAFM’s parking lot at 1:00am on Friday, October 14 and return by 2:00am on Saturday, October 15.
~ $60/ seat (Students will be given 50% discount)
(WISCONSIN): The Bus will depart from the DMV Parking Lot at 6:00am on Friday, October 14 *If you are unable to attend, you can donate or help sponsor a rider*
Since there will be limited seating, please call as soon as possible to reserve your seat. Minnesota contact: 612.232.0286 Wisconsin contact: 608.513.4808
We call on the Chinese Government to:
Cease the persecutions in Ngaba;
Remove security personnel from Kirti Monastery;
Confirm the well-being and whereabouts of Lobsang Kalsang, Lobsang Konchok and Kalsang Wangchuk;
Allow Tibetans to practice their religion freely and without interference; and
Allow independent international media and human rights monitors to visit the area
We recommend Leaders and Governments across the world the following:
Governments should (a) demarche (reprimand) the government of the People’s Republic of China concerning the situation in Ngaba, (b) seek a full accounting of the forcible removal of monks from Kirti monastery, including an explanation of the pretext or conditions under which monks were removed and their current whereabouts, and (c) prohibit visa entry to relevant Chinese officials until such information is provided.
Governments and United Nations bodies should call on China to abide by its obligations to international human rights conventions with respect to the religious freedoms and basic human rights of the monastic and lay communities in Ngaba.
The Chinese government should suspend implementation of religious control regulations; review religious and security policies implemented since 2008 in Ngaba, and begin a transparent dialogue with the leaders of Tibetan Buddhist schools.
Information/image courtesy of RTYC Minnesota/Wisconsin