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Takna Jigme Sangpo’s statement on his situation

Former Tibetan political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo released a written statement on July 29, 2002 thanking his supporters and asking them to continue campaigning for the release of all Tibetan political prisoners. Statement by Takna Jigme Sangpo My release on medical parole by the Chinese government (I still have nine years of my sentence to […]

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United States welcomes Takna Jigme’s release

The United States has welcomed the release of Takna Jigme Sangpo and his arrival here for medical treatment, State Department spokesman Philip T. Reeker revealed said a statement on July 16, 2002. Following is the full text of the statement. Press Statement (Revised) Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman Washington, DC July 16, 2002 Release of […]

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Gyari and Sangpo

Update on Takna Jigme Sangpo – July 17, 2002

Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama, met with Takna Jigme Sangpo after his arrival in the United States. This message was written to update Tibetans and Tibet supporters on Jigme Sangpo’s health after their second visit. Dear Tibetans and friends of Tibet, I just wanted to give you all an update on […]

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Tibet issue is at its core a nationalist issue, says US scholar

Dr. Elliot Sperling, a scholar on Tibetan history at Indiana University, says that the Tibet issue is at its core a nationalist issue and that the United States need to frame its Tibet policy based on facts. Dr. Sperling was addressing the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at its roundtable on Tibet on June 10, 2002 […]

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An NGO’s view on development in Tibet

In a statement to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Arthur N. Holcombe, President of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, said yesterday that continued expansion of Tibet’s market economy without allocating adequate resources to rural health and education services would hurt the Tibetan people. Holcombe said projects like the new railway to Tibet will only intensify […]

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Statement by Bhuchung K. Tsering at the Roundtable by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about the situation in Tibet at this roundtable. I would like to focus on some recent developments in Tibet and to speculate on what they mean in terms of China’s strategy towards Tibet. My hope is that this would be of some use to the Commission and its […]

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Senator Wellstone’s statement on the introduction of S. Res. 252

SENATE RESOLUTION 252 Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding human rights violations in Tibet, the Panchen Lama, and the need for Dialogue between the Chinese leadership and the Dalai Lama or his representatives Mr. WELLSTONE. Mr. President, I rise today to acknowledge and celebrate the 13th birthday of Gendun Choekyi Nyima, the boy recognized […]

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Rights group in Germany decries increasing abuses in Tibet

The Germany-based Society for Threatened People has urged for immediate condemnation and action by the UNCHR’s 58th session on the increasing human rights abuses in Tibet. The group had submitted a written statement to the UN Commission on Human Rights, which was distributed on March 26. The full text of the statement follows: Commission on […]

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Members of Congress call on China to begin negotiations with the Dalai Lama

In messages to the Tibetan people to commemorate the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2002, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Mark Udall called on the Chinese leadership to begin negotiations with the Dalai Lama’s representatives to resolve the Tibetan problem and heighlighted the just cause of the Tibetan people and their need for […]

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March 10th Statement from the Dalai Lama

Today, we commemorate the forty-third anniversary of the tragic event in our history. However, I have always considered the present and future more important than the past. The world is greatly concerned with the problem of terrorism as a consequence of September 11. Internationally, the majority of the governments are in agreement that there is […]

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Richard Gere

ICT Chairman Richard Gere testifies on Tibet before Congressional Committee

Testifying before a Hearing on March 7, 2002, ICT Chairman Richard Gere said the United States Congress needs to strengthen its support to the Dalai Lama in his effort to resolve the issue of Tibet through dialogue with the Chinese leadership. Gere also asked the House International Relations Committee to study the findings of a […]

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Testimony of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari on US Tibet policy

Addressing the House International Relations Committee on Tibet on March 7, 2002, Gyari stressed the China’s leaders need to engage the Dalai Lama in the interest of both the Tibetan and Chinese people. He also urged the United States Congress to continue strengthen its support to the Dalai Lama in his efforts to resolve the […]

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Paula Dobriansky

Tibet problem stumbling block to US-China relations, says Undersecretary Dobriansky

Dobriansky, the United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, says the lack of resolution on the Tibet issue will be a stumbling block to fuller political and economic engagement by China with the United States and others. Addressing the House International Relations Committee on Tibet on March 7, Dobriansky said China needs to engage the […]

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ICT President testifies before Congress on religious persecution in Tibet

John Ackerly, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, testifies today on religious persecution in Tibet in front of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee. Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Statement of John Ackerly, President International Campaign for Tibet February 13, 2002 Thank you Madam […]

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ICT Director testifies before Congress

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, testified for a Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet (December 6, 2001). Congressmen Mark Udall (D-CO) chaired the Briefing attended by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Stephen Horn from California. The purpose of the briefing was to highlight the […]

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Statement of Congressman Mark Udall at the Congressional briefing on Tibet

Congressman Udall chaired a December 6, 2001, briefing for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Members on the Human Rights Situation in Tibet: I’m very pleased to be here today to introduce this important briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet, and I am especially pleased to welcome our five distinguished guests. Before I turn […]

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The Dalai Lama’s address to the European Parliament

Madame Speaker, Honorable Members of the Parliament, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor for me to address the European Parliament. I believe the European Union is an inspiring example for a cooperative and peaceful co-existence among different nations and peoples and deeply inspiring for people like myself who strongly believe in the need […]

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ICT President testifies before Congress on UN

ICT’s President, John Ackerly, testified Wednesday before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights as part of a hearing on “The UN Commission on Human Rights: A Review of its Mission, Operations and Structure.” The complete text of Ackerly’s Testimony follows below: House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on […]

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