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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.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Tibetan Hunger Strike Day Seven


Tibetans Hunger Stikers pictured courtesy of Phayul outside the NY UN buildingThe indefinite hunger strike of three members of the Tibetan Youth Congress has entered day seven with the three Tibetans facing pretty bleak weather in their encampment outside the U.N. Building in New York.

The three are calling on the United Nations to step up pressure on China over human rights violations with regard to Tibet. As yet despite personally delivering a letter to the United Nations they have not received any formal reply.

The hunger strike is attracting the attention of other Human Rights groups many of whom have visited the trio offering encouragement and taking part in symbolic fast as a show of solidarity and support.

The "strike" is timely with the current sitting of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva where the United States has tabled a resolution calling for condemnation of China's Human Rights record.

Regular medical checks confirm that, though hungry, the three Tibetans remain in good health.

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