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Dalai Lama support Kadeer as woman of peace

August 13, 2009

Tibetan Review
August 12, 2009

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby of Australia has
said the Dalai Lama had lauded Uighur rights
activist Mrs Rebiya Kadeer as a woman of peace
and strength. "He asked me to convey to you in
Melbourne that she is another one of the national
leaders who is a paradigm of non-violence," ABC
News (Australia) Aug 9 quoted Mr Danby as saying.

Danby had said he discussed Ms Kadeer with the
Dalai Lama recently. It may be recalled that
Danby led a cross-party delegation of Australian
MPs to Dharamsala in July this year.

"He wanted to make it very clear to people that
the claims of this woman being a violent person
or instigating violence, is from his point of
view, and with all of his authority, wrong."

Mrs Kadeer was in Australia to attend the
screening of a documentary on her life, The 10
Conditions of Love, at the Melbourne Film
Festival. China failed to prevent the festival
from excluding the film from the festival,
including even by contacting Melbourne Lord Mayor
Robert Doyle for the purpose; neither could it
stop Australia from granting her a visa.

Mrs Kadeer had said she did not see the film as
political. "It's the Chinese Government that politicised this."
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