Day 30 for the Tibetan hunger strikers, the campaign to press the United Nations for what is long overdue action on Tibet, remains as determined as ever. The courageous protest is attracting international support and attention, including anonymous hacktivists #Op_Tibet and #teamriddler who have been targeting Chinese government websites to show solidarity with the Tibetan Youth Congress. Reports on Twitter today show that another Chinese site is being targeted, many thanks to @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this latest attack.
Image:printscreen of tweet from @tibettruth
Photo:Tibetan Youth Congress
Key updates on October 7 Day 28 of the hunger strike by executives of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) “Former TYC President Tsewang Rigzin la visited the UN on behalf of TYC as a Special Representative upon our request. Tsoktsur Tsewang Rigzin la met with Assistant Secretary General of the Office of Human Rights Commissioner Ivan Simonovic and informed him about the critical situation in Tibet and requested them to respond to the TYC’s Indefinite Hunger Strike in Delhi and the demands.” (Source TYC)
Excellent work by the TYC and we hope that the United Nations (which today found itself again mired in controversy after allegations that a former UN executive was bribed by Chinese businessmen http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/06/us-investigating-alleged-united-nations-bribery-scheme/ ) will respond positively to the just demands being placed upon it for action on Tibet.
Image: print screen from @anonymzmeduza
Secondly, we just received a tweet from @anonymzmeduza reporting that a Chinese regime website has today been attacked by the hacktivist collective known as #teamriddler. The official site, which seems to cover the Nagchu area of Tibet’s Kham region has been been targeted.
Graphic: via @tibettruth/original photo:TYC
Delhi, India. Day 26 of the hunger-strike by executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress that is seeking action on Tibet from the United Nations. Having for over 628 hours denied themselves food, and one of the original three forcibly hospitalized by Indian police, the activists remain determined to press their cause. Compare that integrity and resolve to the silence from the UN which thus far has chosen to ignore demands for its long overdue intervention on the situation inside occupied Tibet.
Please add your support to this action, as requested by the TYC:
“Call the UN in Delhi: +91-11-46532237 or +91-11-24623439
Call the UN in NY: 212-963-3065 or 212-963-1234 or
Express your outrage on the UN’s silence on Tibet and tell them your concern regarding the Indefinite Hunger Strike in Delhi. Sign and Share the online petition.”
Print screen of tweet via @FibsFreitag
Attacks by Anonymous hacktivists, Operation Tibet, against Chinese government sites are intensifying, following a video statement released earlier further sites have been targeted and taken offline, as acts of solidarity with the Tibetan hunger-strikers and their demands to the United Nations. Special thanks to @FibsFreitag @AnonymousTibet @team_riddler for posting updates of this ongoing operation.
Print screen of tweet via @AnonymousTibet
A video statement supporting the Tibetan hunger-strike currently on its seventeenth day, taking place in Delhi, India has today been released by ‘Operation Tibet’ an anonymous activist’s collective. The group has been targeting Chinese government websites as an action of solidarity with Tibetan Youth Congress demands for intervention on Tibet from the United Nations. Thanks to @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this release.
The sixth day for the TYC hunger-strikers, whose self-less action for Tibet is demanding action from a United Nations that appeases China’s regime and offers platitudes to Tibetans.
TYC Organizational Secretary Dragged Into Medical Custody By Indian Police
There’s wealth of questions and arguments regarding the ethics of self-harm, as applying to political protest, yet actions such as self-immolation or a hunger-strike remain a powerful individual expression and whatever the moral aspects of such protest, demand to be respected and responded to with understanding and awareness. Unfortunately the politics of the state often tramples over such considerations to realize short-term aims in bringing an end to such actions, take the troubling case of Irish political prisoners under the tender care of British rule being forcibly fed via stomach pumps!
Well looks like history is set to repeat itself, as on September 22 India sent in the police to close down the Tibetan hunger-strike, that has for twenty days been taking place in New Delhi in protest at the indifference of the United Nations and European Union to the plight of the Tibetan people under China’s tyranny. Clearly the courageous efforts of the three Tibetan involved and the global attention it attracted has become something of a political difficulty and the order was given to shut it down.
The scenes which took place today were deeply troubling and distressing, Tibetans who have for nearly a month denied themselves food, exhausted and in pain roughly man-handled by policemen who showed not an ounce of respect or consideration for the condition or peaceful action of these brave Tibetans.
Witnessing events, which seemed to take place in slow-motion was very difficult, even writing this brings tears flowing, recalling the efforts of the hunger-strikers to resist arrest, utterly drained yet still crying out to be allowed to continue their action. It was heartbreaking to see such patriotism and courage. There was also anger in being informed that the Indian authorities, in a gross violation of individual rights, then forcibly injected the Tibetans with glucose solutions, clearly desperate to prevent any loss of life not in terms of compassion or medical grounds (the excuse released by the authorities) but as a political response. No doubt the bloody tyrants of Beijing would be most pleased with the odious behavior of the Indian police.