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Statement on International Human Rights Day to Raise Globe Awareness of Tibet

December 13, 2011

For Immediate Release December 10, 2011 Statement on International Human Rights Day to Raise Globe Awareness of Tibet The streets all over the world will be filling on December 10 with calls for human rights and protests against China's continuing crackdown in eastern Tibet. Joined by UNITED NATIONS FOR A FREE TIBET (UNFFT), Tibetan, Chinese, Vietnamese and many other Rights groups stand in solidarity to hold peaceful demonstrations [1] in more than 30 countries across 5 continents to commemorate Human Rights Day, as well as to urge world leaders, governments and politicians to stand up for Tibet, and protest against severe human rights violation across Tibet, especially the eastern Tibetan areas of Ngaba and Karze. "Tibetans are trapped in desperation, in a no way out, in a dark abyss. They are there in this *road into darkness* because of the continued Chinese presence in Tibet and subsequent jailings, tortures and taking away of freedom. Since March 2011, there have been 12 cases of self-immolation in Tibet - cries for help to the free world. Many months now the eastern areas in Tibet remain in a state of virtual martial law enforced by Chinese security forces." said Brigitte von Bulow, chair of UNFFT, "This growing tragedy will spiral even further into a nation-wide crisis, unless the world acts now. There is no moment, no second to lose" It is positive to see that a number of key governments have now spoken out for the Tibetan people. They include US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton public statement at the recent Asia Pacific Summit, British Foreign Secretary William Hague's response in the House of Commons and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's meeting with Tibet groups over the past several weeks, and several more, the most recent being Japan. However, there are still many countries keeping silent over the Tibetan issue, for very self-serving reasons, namely the trade with China and, in some cases, as we have learned, a China that has bullied a nation into NOT giving HH the Dalai Lama a visa, as happened a short while back in South Africa.. In light of the cruel suppression in Tibet by Chinese authorities, we are joining this Global Intervention on Human Rights Day to take action raising awareness to the escalating crisis in Tibet, and include a "Healing of the Planet" Campaign [2] to send out healing through the universe, for 24 hours, from different time zones for those who sacrificed their lives in Tibet. Let us say *ENOUGH!* to China's repression in Tibet and call for freedom and human rights. We invite all our Tibet brothers and sisters and every person who cares about freedom, democracy and human rights to be part of demonstrations, lighting candles, writing letters, emails, making phone-calls to media and politicians, in defending Tibetans freedom and rights. As we say, "Your support could not come at a more critical time." ....fight for Human Rights, fight for Tibet, fight for all those nations under the hold of guns and threats by ruthless dictators. Fight peacefully but steadfast for Tibet. We urge for more leaders and governments to help in any way they can to stand up for Tibet [3]. A more coordinated, multilateral approach is required, including the urgent establishment of an appropriate and effective multilateral mechanism through which future diplomatic measures concerning Tibet can be agreed. We will pay a special tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his teaching in Prague on December 10th, which is also a day to celebrate: His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize on 10th December 1989 for his efforts in the struggle of the liberation of Tibet and the efforts for a peaceful resolution instead of using violence. Solidarity campaign joined and organized by UNFFT are held in Cost Rica, Czech, Emirates and many other countries on December 10th. United Nations For a Free Tibet Federation For A Democratic China The Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag Movement [End] Notes: 1. Please see "10 December: Global Day of Action for Tibet" at http://standupfortibet.org/global-action/10december/ 2. International HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, United Nations For Free Tibet shall dedicate that day to raise as much awareness to the situation in Tibet as possible. Our freinds, Reiki Masters and healing practitioners will also be working to healing through the universe. For more information visit UNFFT’s facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/305158372839339/ 3. 50,000 pledges expected to reach by Dec 10: StandUpforTibet.org which will be delivered to Chinese embassies and consulates around the world and to the offices of Foreign Ministries around the world.Signing this statement at http://standupfortibet.org/enough/dk-speakup-petition-1/ The United Nations for a Free Tibet (UNFFT) works to raise awareness of gross human rights violations committed against Tibetans in their homeland by the Communist Chinese Army which has occupied Tibet for more that 60 years. Our mission is to educate the public and to advocate for an end to the oppression and atrocities brought by the brutal Communist Chinese occupation. With over 35,000 members spread across the globe, we are a strong ally of Tibet. UNFFT is registered in the United States as a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
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