January 24th, 2012 by TAW Reporter
Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on recent Killings of Tibetans
***Three Tibetans shot dead on first day of Chinese New Year 1/23/12
Three Tibetans were killed and several injured when police opened fire on Tibetans who gathered to protest in Drango, Kardze (the Tibetan area of Kham) today, the first day of Chinese New Year. The escalating crackdown in Drango follows the circulation of leaflets in the area saying that Tibetans should not celebrate the New Year in 2012 because of the self-immolations, and declaring an intention by the unnamed author of the leaflets to set fire to themselves at the time of Tibetan New Year (Losar, which falls on February 22). more…
The crisis in eastern Tibet continues – on January 14th, a leading member of the ‘Tibetan Mother Language’ association, Losang Jamyang, a young Tibetan man in his early twenties, doused himself on fire at 1:30pm and walked into the streets calling for ‘Freedom for Tibet’ and ‘Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama.’ In the past year alone, 16 Tibetans have taken this drastic action, a clear rejection of Chinese rule and a cry for help from the international community.
Please stand with Tibetans at this critical time and demand China immediately address Tibetan grievances.
TAKE ACTION: Send the letter below to Sichuan Party Secretary Liu Qibao, Qinghai Party Secretary Qian Wei, Tibet Autonomous Region Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi, and Vice-Minister Zhu Weiqun.
- Yang Jiech * Liu Qibao * Chen Quanguo * Qiang Wei * Zhu Weiqun
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