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EU asks China to Conduct Fair Trial for Tibetan Detainees

June 9, 2008

TibetNet
June 07, 2008

Geneva -- The European Union (EU) has said Friday it remains
seriously concerned over the fate of Tibetans arrested in the
aftermath of the March events and asks that they be treated in
accordance with internationally recognized democratic principles (in
particular fair trial).

"The EU welcomes the recent meeting between representatives of the
Central Government of China and the Envoys of the Dalai Lama. The EU
reiterates its call to enter into a substantive and constructive
dialogue with a view to reaching a sustainable solution acceptable to
all that would fully respect the Tibetan culture, religion and identity."

During a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the EU
also calls for international access to Tibet, including by the High
Commissioner for Human Rights.

The EU would greatly welcome a visit to Tibet by the High
Commissioner for Human Rights. We [EU] believe that such an
initiative could make a positive contribution to the on-going process
and would call upon the Chinese government to accept and facilitate
such a visit.

"We reiterate the principled EU' stance for cooperation with the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the human rights
mechanisms.

Report filed by Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, Representative of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Bureau, Geneva
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