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China Letter-News and Human Rights

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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Day 27 Tibetan Hunger strike: Letter to Annan

The three Tibetan hungers strikers encamped outside the United Nations building in New York have entered day 27 of their protest with an open letter to the Secretary General of The United Nations Mr. Kofi Anann.

In their letter to Anann they state;

After 27 days, we are no longer hungry for food, only for freedom and justice.

With the antics of the United Nations Human Rights Commission as evidenced by China and other less than lily white countries ganging up to derail the United States' resolution condemning China's Human Rights record one wonders if the following words may be true not only for the Tibetans but for many oppressed people such as the Uygur of Xinjiang.

We worry about the signal the United Nations is sending to the younger generations of our people. They grow increasingly frustrated and ask themselves whether a nonviolent movement will bring them the justice they hunger for. Your Excellency, please show them that violence and terror are not the sole means of compelling the United Nations to act. Please show them that you value peaceful perseverance and nonviolent methods.

The United Nations is becoming increasingly irrelevant to a younger generation of people world-wide, not only of the oppressed. The Human Rights Commission has become pretty much a joke and an almost complete waste of time and resources.
See UNHRC Losing Credibility?

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