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Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) calls upon the People's Republic of China to put an end to its repression in Tibet as demonstrated by the ongoing unrest in Ngaba and other Tibetan areas

October 10, 2011

Press Release:

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) calls upon the People's
Republic of China to put an end to its repression in Tibet as
demonstrated by the ongoing unrest in Ngaba and other Tibetan areas

Since 10 March 2011, the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan National
Uprising Day, seven Tibetans are known to have self-immolated as a
form protest against the People's Republic of China's occupation of
Tibet and in support of the restoration of freedom for the Tibetan
people. The most recent sad incident occurred in Ngaba county in
northeastern Tibet.

The Central Tibetan Administration condemns the Chinese
authorities' response to the current events. Rather than engage in
a dialogue with the Tibetan people to address their grievances, the
Chinese authorities have reportedly assaulted the individuals who
have self-immolated and taken them into police custody. China is in
clear violation of its own laws and international norms with regard
to basic human rights.

We appeal to the Chinese government to immediately release those
who survived self-immolation and that they be treated with dignity.

The CTA urges Tibetans and all our friends across the world to show
solidarity with the people of Ngaba and to highlight the urgency of
the grave situation in Tibet. We appeal to the international
community to press the government of the People's Republic of China
to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully through dialogue.

The Kashag
Dharamsala
10 October 2011


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