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His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers prayers for Tibetans executed in Lhasa

October 27, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration
October 26, 2009

Dharamshala -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama this
morning led prayers for the four Tibetan
youngsters who were recently executed by the
Chinese government for their alleged role in
arson and killing during the peaceful protests in
Tibet's capital Lhasa in March 2008.

The prayers were offered during the launch of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama's biography at the
Norbulingka Tibetan Cultural Institute. His
Eminence the 102nd Gaden Tripa Thubten Nyima
Lungtok Tenzin Norbu, His Eminence the 17th
Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, His
Eminence the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai
Nyima and a battery of senior officials of the
Central Tibetan Administration joined the prayers.

In his condolence message to the victims and
their family members, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
expressed his "deep sadness" over the death sentences to the Tibetans.

Four Tibetans - Lobsang Gyaltsen, aged 27, born
in Lhasa, Loyak, aged 25, of Tashi Khang, Shol
Township, Lhasa and Penkyi, aged 21 - were
executed on 20 October. The identity of the fourth person is still unknown.

His Holiness also mourned for those people who
were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in
Iraq's capital Baghdad on Sunday.  According to
media reports the deadly blasts claimed at least
132 lives and wounded 520 people.
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