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"As long as human rights are violated, there can be no foundation for peace. How can peace grow where speaking the truth is itself a crime?"

Urgent appeal from the Kashag

April 11, 2008

Dated: 09 April 2008

According to press report of 2nd April, Mr. Zhang Qingli, Party
Secretary of TAR, is quoted to have stated that all those involved in
the recent "riots" in Tibet will be tried and sentenced with strictest
measures by the end of April.

According to information available, Mr. Zhang Qingli at a meeting
attended by distric level and above communist party cadres, including
government officials, declared that the authority is to adopt four quick
procedures which include quick order, quick arrest and quick trial. With
these orders in place it is very obvious that the authorities in Tibet
intend to exercise quick summary trial without proper legal procedures
and carry out executions. In fact out of over 100 monks from Ramoche ,
70 monks have already been arrested on 07 April.

Therefore, we urgently appeal to the international legal bodies and
governments to help save the lives of those arrested and ensure proper
legal trials.

Due to very strict restriction on movements, Tibetan particularly in the
monasteries are unable to get food supplies. Therefore, we also appeal
for help to ensure that those confined in the monasteries where shortage
of food is causing great suffering, and may cause death due to hunger
are supplied with timely provision of food and other required needs. In
fact, there has already been a death in Lhasa due to desperations from

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