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The Latest Case of Self-Immolation Makes the Kashag to Urge China to Solve Problems and Stop Baseless Allegations

November 7, 2011

For Immediate Release

3 November,2011


The Kashag is deeply saddened by the latest case of self-immolation
by Palden Choetso (Choesang), a nun from Tawu Gaden Choeling
nunnery, near Nyitso monastery in eastern Tibet. She was 35 years
old.

On behalf of the Tibetans-in-exile, the Kashag would like to offer
it's heartfelt condolences to her family members. As a mark of
respect, the Kashag and the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile will
jointly organise a prayer ceremony for all those departed souls at
9:00 am tomorrow at Tsuklakhang.

The Kashag would like to make it clear that it stands in solidarity
with the Tibetan people in Tibet who endure continued suppression
under the Chinese authorities, whose short-sighted policies have
driven till now eleven Tibetans to set themselves on fire.

Instead of addressing the real problems that drive Tibetans to
commit self-immolations, Xinhua, the official news organ of the
Chinese government, blames the Tibetans-in-exile for instigating
such desperate and despairing acts. The Kashag strongly urges the
Chinese government to stop hurling baseless allegations and to
start solving the real problems. People's Republic of China can do
this by stopping it's repressive policy on Tibetan and allowing
more freedom of religion and speech.

Kashag reiterates its earlier appeal that China should accept
independent delegations and media to travel to examine the
situation and allow medical teams to give treatment to those hurt.

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