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Tibetan Parliament Honors US Speaker's Support for Tibet

September 15, 2008

Friday, September 12 2008 @ 10:45 am BST

Dharamshala: The members of the Tibetan Parliament during a session on 
Friday unanimously passed a resolution, expressing gratitude to the 
speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, for her 
overwhelming support for Tibet during its critical moment, with an 
indomitable spirit of humane integrity and truth.

The Parliament members lauded her for showing empathy with the people 
of Tibet and to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama by visiting 
Dharamshala in March after the Chinese government's ruthless 
suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Tibet.

The members also appealed to speaker Pelosi to give consideration to 
the sufferings of the Tibetan people and, to continue to extend her 
support and solidarity with the Tibetans.

Shortly after the Chinese army's crackdown on peaceful demonstrations 
in Tibet in March this year, the speaker of the US house of 
Representative, Nancy Pelosi, led a prominent delegation of the US 
congress, for an urgent visit to Dharamshala, to show concern and 
support for Tibetan people.

Speaker Pelosi said during the visit that if the freedom loving people 
throughout the world do not speak out against China's oppression in 
China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf 
of human rights anywhere in the world.

Describing the situation in Tibet, as a "challenge to the conscience 
of the world", the US speaker urged the Chinese government should 
engage in negotiation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the 
issue of Tibet.
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