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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, May 01, 2004

World Wide Calls To End Tibetan Hunger Strike

U.N. officials meet with Tibetan Hunger Strikers. Pic courtesy Phayul.com As Day 30 is about to dawn for the three Tibetans protesting outside the United Nations Building in New York calls mount for them to end their suffering and call off their hunger strike.

Mr. Craig G. Mokhibar, Deputy Director of the United Nations Human Rights office and Mr. Miloon Kathori, UN Special Rapporteur, officially visited the Hunger Strikers April 30 and assured them that they personally would do everything in their power to bring attention to the strikers requests. In doing so they called upon the three Tibetans to end their strike.

Ms. Dolma Choephel is helped by supporters Place of Birth: Forsyth Ganj, Dharamsala Date of Birth: 15-09-1973Meantime in Dharamsala India the Tibetan Government in exile also called upon the hunger strikers to end their protest. In a letter to them on April 30 the Standing Committee of the 13th Assembly of the Tibetan People's Deputies stated

'The nation needs your dedication and selfless determination in future too. We therefore request you to call off the strike'

As of the end of the day the Strikers have decided to maintain their "Indefinite Hunger Strike" to continue to draw attention to the Tibetan cause.

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