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Intensified Chinese crackdown in Tibet feared after Olympics

August 26, 2008

Tibetans and Supporters vow to continue fight against China's injustice
Tibetan People's Uprising Movement
For Immediate Release
August 24, 2008

Chime Youngdung: +91 941 806 9179 (Tibetan & Hindi)
Tenzin Choeying: +91 981 636 8335 (Tibetan & English)

Dharamsala: On the final day of the Beijing Olympics, hundreds of
Tibetans and supporters in Dharamsala joined protesters across the
world to voice their opposition to China's continuous violence
against the Tibetans inside Tibet. Adhe Tapontsang (Ama Adhe), a
former political prisoner who spent a total of 27 years in Chinese
labour camps since her arrest in 1958, was the Chief Guest at the
function before the protest. There were two other guests of honour:
Rinzin Choenyi, who spent 12 years in Gutsa Prison and Lhundup
Sangmo, who also spend 9 years in Gutsa Prison.

"We urge the international community, and especially members of the
media, not to divert their attention from China after the Beijing
Olympics, as the Chinese authorities are likely to intensify their
hostility towards Tibetans post-Olympics", said Tenzin Choeying,
National Director of Students for a Free Tibet - India. "Tibetans and
Supporters all over the world are deeply concerned about the
thousands of Tibetans who have been arrested and 'disappeared' since
March this year, and we request governments around the world to
pressurize China to release all political prisoners," he added.

The Chinese authorities have tried to suppress all dissenting voices
during the Olympic Games, but with protests in Beijing and around the
world, Tibetans and their Supporters have consistently and
effectively challenged Beijing's propaganda.

"Tibetans and Supporters around the world have been able to undermine
China's attempt to gain global acceptance. With their harsh treatment
of protesters and foreign media in Beijing, the Chinese authorities
have shown their true face to the rest of the world', said Chime
Youngdung, President of National Democratic Party of Tibet. "The end
of the Beijing Olympics has given rise to a much bigger movement for
the Tibetan People. We will continue our fight against injustices
towards Tibetans inside Tibet," he continued.

The Tibetan Poeple's Uprising Movement aims to revive the spirit of
the Tibetan national uprising of 1959, and by engaging in non-violent
direct action, bring about an end to China's illegal occupation of Tibet.

Regional Coordinator South Asia
International Tibet Support Network
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