Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 17, Jul 2019 12:09 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Drones, check points and travel restriction at Yachen Gar
India must recognize Beijing’s Dalai Lama or risk ‘major political difference’: Chinese official
Must not lose hope for Tibet: Dalai Lama tells Tibetan youth
Evicted Tibetan nuns from Yachen Gar beaten by Chinese guards
Lhasa has become a money-driven city, says Australian filmmaker
Coalition of 22 nations condemn China over the mass detention of Uyghurs
Trial begins in Case No. 20
China objects to United States' proposed $2.2 Bn arms sale to Taiwan
Dhondupling wins the first Tibetan women’s basketball tournament against tuberculosis
Tibetan President urges New Delhi to include Tibet among its core issues
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
French Foreign Minister urged to form ‘Friends of Tibetan people’ group
Phayul[Thursday, September 06, 2012 00:21]
Senator André Gattolin from the European Green party speaking at the Lhakar rally in front of the French Parliament on September 5, 2012. (Photo/Tenam)
Senator André Gattolin from the European Green party speaking at the Lhakar rally in front of the French Parliament on September 5, 2012. (Photo/Tenam)
DHARAMSHALA, September 6: Tibet activists in France held a protest in front of the parliament house Wednesday and called upon the French Foreign Minister to form a group of "Friends of Tibetan people” to put pressure on China to end the ongoing crisis inside Tibet.

The protest in front of the Assemblee Nationale or the French parliament was organised by Students for a Free Tibet, France, as part of the global movement to highlight the deteriorating situation inside Tibet.

Around 50 Tibetans and supporters were joined by Senator André Gattolin, from the European Green party at the protest.

"Today we are gathered in front of our parliament to bring the voice and the message of Tibetans inside Tibet who are suffering under Chinese repression," said Anne Wachowiak, co-president of SFT France. The group also called upon the French government to send a "strong and a clear" message to China.

"After more than 50 self-immolations in Tibet, what more is the French government waiting for?" asked Senator Gattolin, promising that with his party and other Tibet supporters in the French parliament he will continue to push the government on the issue of Tibet.

In a letter addressed to the French Foreign minister, Laurent Fabuis, SFT France called upon him to form a group of "Friends of Tibetan people that will put in place a multi-lateral mechanism to put pressure on China to end the atrocities inside Tibet.”

Similar demands were raised last month in the United States by two senior Congressmen, who, in an open letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged her to “work with partner nations and establish a contact group on Tibet to carry out strong, visible public diplomacy on this human rights crisis.”

Congressmen James P McGovern and Frank R Wolf called on Secretary Clinton to organise an international conference on Tibet as an effective means of expressing concern over the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Based on a report submitted by Tenam.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Indian activists urge Foreign Minister for greater multi-lateral action on Tibet
Thousands attend the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamshala
French Foreign Minister urged to form ‘Friends of Tibetan people’ group
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online