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Vice President of the European Parliament Supports Non-violent movement of Tibet

November 27, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
November 26, 2009

Dharamshala: European Parliament (EP) Vice
President Mr. Edward McMillan Scott at a meeting
with a Tibetan Parliamentary delegation on 16th
November in the EP headquarters in Brussels
expressed support to the non-violent movement of
the Tibetan people and expressed his outrages at
the change of Britain Policy with regard to
Tibet. Last year on 29 October, Britain announced
that they regarded Tibet as a part of China.
Prior to that they recognized China of having suzerainty over Tibet.

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation updated the
Chair Person of the Human Rights Committee of the
EP on the current human rights situation in
Tibet. This meeting is considered significant
with respect to the EU-China Summit to be held on
30th November and the EP hearing on Tibet which
is scheduled for, in the first week of December 2009.

EP Inter Parliamentary Group for Tibet President
Mr.Thomas Mann received the Tibetan delegation
members - Gyari Dolma, Deputy speaker of Tibetan
Parliament-in-exile and the Members of
Parliament- Geshey Beri Jigmey, Geshey Monlam
Tharchin, Lopon Sonam Tenphel, Geshey Tse Ringpo and Tsering Youdon.

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation en route to
Rome for the 5th World Parliamentarians'
Convention on Tibet was in Paris, the capital of
France. On 12th November, the delegation was
received at the French House of Deputies, by
Lionel Luca, President of the Tibet Support group
in the Lower House and by Jean Francois Humbert,
President of the Tibet Support group in the
Senate in their respective Chambers. The
delegation briefed " Reporters without Borders "
a Paris-based international non-governmental
organization that advocates freedom of the press,
and the Amnesty International on the Human Right
issues.The delegation made urgent appeals to help
to improve condition of Tibetans inside Tibet.

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation expressed
gratitude towards the Tibet Support Groups in
France for their unwavering support. During the
official visit, besides meeting with the
government officials and parliamentarians,
Tibetan parliamentarians also met with the
Tibetan communities in France and Belgium.

The Programmes were coordinated by the office of
Tibet based in Brussels, Belgium.
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