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Tibetans mourn Kennedy's death

August 31, 2009

PTI
August 27, 2009

Washington, Aug 28 (PTI) -- Mourning the death of
Senator Edward Kennedy, Tibetans living in the US
today remembered him as a long standing and
faithful friend of Tibet in the US Congress.

Kennedy, 77, who died Tuesday had met with the
Dalai Lama on numerous occasions, and championed
the rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people.

"Senator Kennedy played a leadership role on the
1990 legislation that brought 1,000 Tibetans to
live in the United States, as a response to the
Chinese-imposed martial law in Tibet and the
Tiananmen Square massacre in the late 1980s,"said
the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet.

"This initiative led to the creation of thriving
Tibetan communities in many states, empowering
these new Tibetan-Americans to both preserve and
share their unique culture in American society,"it said.

Senator Kennedy's niece, Kerry Kennedy, founder
of the Robert F Kennedy Center for Human Rights,
serves on International Council of Advisors of
the International Campaign for Tibet.
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