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"Tibet: Eyewitness Accounts" by two recent escapees from Tibet

July 30, 2008

Students for a Free Tibet, Delhi
July 28, 2008

Sonam Dakpa and Kunsang were in Lhasa, when the capital of Tibet
burst into tumultuous protest this March. Sonam, 34, monk, escaped
Tibet that very day after witnessing crowds of people raising slogans
expecting police clampdown, while Kunsang was in the middle of the
protest shouting "free Tibet" and taking photographs. He tried to
escape Tibet days after March 10 protest leaving his friends and
family behind in the thick of uprising that quickly spread from town
to town and reached across the occupied country. Kunsang was arrested
at the Nepal border and taken back to Tibet and thrown into prison.

After spending one month in jail and securing his release, losing his
photography to Chinese police, he attempted another escape and this
time he crossed the border and reached Dharamshala the capital of
exile Tibetans and the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India.

Friends of Tibet invites you to "Tibet: Eyewitness Accounts" by the
two recent escapees and screening of videos and photographs from
Tibet followed by comments by Tibet watcher Serta Tsultrim, Editor of
Tibet Express and Member of the Tibetan exile parliament. The
discussion will be moderated by Tenzin Tsundue, Tibetan poet and activist.

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 6pm
Venue: India International Centre, IIC Annexe,
Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi.

Contact:
Aprajiata Sarcar, Tel: 9899086964
Tarini Mehta, Tel: 9999792638
Email: delhi@friendsoftibet.org
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