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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Day 12: Richard Gere Visits Tibetan Hunger Strikers


Richard Gere visits Tibetan Hunger strikers in New York. Courtesy Phayul.comActor Richard Gere and Ambassador Sichan Siv, the U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, met this morning with three Tibetans on the morning of Tuesday, April 13, the 12th day of their hunger strike for UN action on Tibet.

The hunger strikers are three Tibetans, members of the Tibetan Youth Congress, who have set up camp outside the UN building in New York calling on the U.N. to intervene with China for human rights violations against the Tibetan people. The hunger strike is planned for an indefinite period. The Tibetans are monitored closely by a medical support team.


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Richard Gere, U.S. UN Representative Meet Tibetan Hunger Strikers Outside UN - www.phayul.com