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Chinese Human Rights Activists To Address Tibetans In New York

May 15, 2008

U.S. Tibet Committee
May 14, 2008

On May 17, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., Chinese human rights activist Dr. Yang
Jianli will address a crowd of Tibetans and Tibetan supporters at a
rally in front of the Chinese Consulate (12th Ave and 42nd Street) in
New York City.

Dr. Yang is in Manhattan on his 500 mile Gongmin (Citizen) Walk from
Boston to Washington DC for human rights and democracy in China.  Dr.
Yang advocates for democracy and an end to the ongoing human rights
abuses in China and Tibet.

Other speakers include:

Tony Avella, New York City Council Member
Wang (Grace) Qianyan, Chinese freshman at Duke University
Crystal Rose Gao, an AIDS-in-China activist

More information about Dr. Yang is available at www.initiativesforchina.org

Please join us on May 17 at 1:00 pm to welcome Dr. Yang Jianli to New
York and stand up for human rights in China and Tibet!

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Tibetan Solidarity Hunger Strike, May 16-17, 2008
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Namgyal Monastery
May 14, 2008

Dear Students and Friends

The Namgyal Venerable Monks, along with the Tibetan Association of
Ithaca, will be leading a two-day Tibetan Sympathetic and Solidarity
Hunger Strike on May 16–17, 2008, in honor of Tibetans who have lost
their lives, those who still suffer under Chinese rule for the cause
of Tibetan freedom, and to further raise awareness and highlight the
urgent need for the following actions in Tibet:

· The opening of a concrete dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai
Lama and the Chinese government

· The United Nations sending an independent international envoy to
fully investigate the human rights situation in Tibet

· The Chinese government allowing doctors and medical equipment into
Tibet, extending immediate care to those in need of medical attention

· The Chinese government releasing all monks and lay persons
currently imprisoned for engaging in human rights protests in Tibet

· The Chinese government ending the killings and torture of innocent
Tibetans throughout the whole of Tibet

· The Chinese government allowing international media into Tibet, for
unobstructed free press throughout the whole of Tibet

The Namgyal Venerable Monks and Tibetan Association members will be
at the Ithaca Commons, Center Pavilion, from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM on
Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17, where they will be engaged in
meditation, prayers for the cause of Tibetan freedom and world peace,
and dedication prayers for those who have passed in the struggle for
a free Tibet.  Namgyal students, friends and community members are
welcome to participate in each full-day 12-hour fast, or for any
amount of time throughout each day of the two-day Tibetan Sympathetic
and Solidarity Hunger Strike.

With warm regards,

Namgyal Monastery

Venue: Ithaca Commons, Center Pavilion
Time:  Friday May 16th, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
        Saturday May 17th, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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