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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.

Friday, April 30, 2004

Day 27: Tibetan Hunger Strike

Tibetan hunger strikers being attented to by a Doctor. Oic curtesy Phayul.com "Tibetans who visited the hunger strikers this morning on the 27th day of their protest fast were shocked to see the state to which they had wasted. Dolma Choephel in particular was reduced to a critical condition; she could no longer stand on her feet, a witness said. "

The Hunger strikers encamped outside the United nations Building in New york have presented the UN with the following requests:

1) To urge China to Repeal Tulku Tenzin Delek's death sentence and must undertake a fair trial under the monitoring agent of international body.

2) To urge China that the XIth Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima must be entitled to religious education at Tashi Lhunpo monastery. China must also disclose the details concerning the safety and whereabouts of the Panchen Lama.

3) To adopt a resolution in the 60th UNCHR to appoint Special Rapporteur to monitor and undertake independent investigation to review the Rights to Religious Beliefs and Human Rights situation in Tibet, including the implementation on the recommendations made by Katarina Tomasevski, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Education.

4) To urge China for an unconditional release of Geshe Sonam Phuntsok and all the other Tibetan political prisoners.

5) UN General Assembly must resume its debate on the question of Tibet based on its resolutions passed on 1959, 1961 and 1965.

For anyone interested in signing an online letter to the General Secretary of the United Nations in support of the Hunger Striker's requests or emailing a letter of support to them please visit Phayul.Com

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