By Chime Tenzing
Dharamsala, Octiober 27 - The regional Tibetan Youth congress spearheaded a protest yesterday by holding a 12-hour hunger strike to condemn the executions of four Tibetans by China. The four Tibetans had been allegedly booked for taking part in last year’s protests in March.
Tibetans residing in Dharamsala are outraged over the execution. A candle light vigil was also observed in memory of the martyrs in the evening.
A monk said, “We are here today to show our solidarity for the people who are suffering in Tibet and especially those who are sentenced to death in Tibet”.
The Tibetans also organized a mass signature campaign and called for the intervention of international community to condemn the death penalties being meted out to helpless Tibetans in China.
According to the President of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Mr.Sonam , “China is the only country where maximum number of death penalties have been given. So, we believe it is the time that US Government, UN Human Rights Council and European Commission to pressurize, oppose and strongly condemn such kind of death penalties being given to innocent Tibetans and ethnic Chinese”.