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Military, Police at Tibetan Monasteries

World  (tags: tibet, china, protest, human rights, torture, imprisonment, freedom of expression )

- 4142 days ago -
oldiers and police have been deployed around two Buddhist monasteries in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa where monks launched protests against Chinese rule earlier this week, witnesses and residents said Thursday.


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Vanessa H (66)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 1:10 pm
March 10th, 2008 marked the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising against the Chinese occupation in Lhasa. Not surprisingly, many Tibetans have decided to demonstrate on this occasion, against the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, torture, lack of freedom of expression and religion, discrimination, exploitation, and killing that continue in Tibet to this day. And also not surprisingly, Chinese authorities have responded by beating, shooting, arresting, and torturing the protestors.

There are three things you can do to support the protestors and advocate for their safety:

1) Lodge a complaint with the Chinese authorities in Lhasa for their treatment of Tibetans:

2) Contact the Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and ask him to publicly call upon the Chinese Government to immediately provide information on the welfare and whereabouts of the detained Buddhist monks:

3) Please call the Chinese authorities in Lhasa to show them the whole world is monitoring their actions closely:

Please call after 9am in Chinese time. To see the current time in China, click here:

Secretary of the Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR): +86 891 632 5889
TAR People's Government: +86 891 633 2067
People's Armed Police (Riot Troop Division): +86 891 633 0443
TAR People's Congress: +86 891 683 2423

If the person on the phone doesn't speak English, please read out loud the below lines in Chinese.
English: The Chinese government must not arrest the Tibetans
Chinese: "jang-fu bu-shue daibu zang-tsu" (Pinyin: zhengfu buxu daibu zangzu)

English: We are watching you
Chinese: "wamen guanju nimen" (Pinyin: women guanzhu nimen)

Jaclin S (230)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 2:16 pm
Noted/Forwarding Vanessa - thank you - China must feel it is threatened by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Monks and their peoples. Have they always been a cruel unfeeling people?????

Pamela Salomon (255)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 4:54 pm

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 5:26 pm
FREE TIBET! Keep your hands of the Holy Monks! Thanx Vanessa!

Karen M (176)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 9:13 pm
"This is a political scheme by the Dalai group, attempting to separate China and try to make some unrest in the normal harmonious, peaceful life of Tibetan people," [Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang] said.

First of all, good. Secondly, "harmonious"?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 19, 2008, 1:49 pm
Noted. Thanks Vanessa

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 12:35 pm
so signed forwarded noted and i would march with them if i could
the rape of tibet is a continuing horrific crime against humanity
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