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Swiss MPs ask Federal Council on Tibet plan
Phayul[Wednesday, February 20, 2013 15:49]
DHARAMSHALA, February 20: Members of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland have submitted an interpellation on the crisis inside Tibet, urging the Swiss Federal Council for concrete solutions and measures to show its solidrity with the Tibetan people.

The parliamentary interpellation, Violation of fundamental human rights in Tibet, was submitted by members of the Swiss Parliamentary Group on Tibet earlier this week.

Tabling the interpellation, Tiana Angelina Moser of Green Liberal Party requested details on the insights the representatives of the Swiss Ambassador in Beijing gained during their visit in Tibet in September 2011 and June 2012 and asked the Federal Council on its proposed actions based on their opinions.

The lawmaker further asked whether the Federal Council addressed the human rights situation in Tibet during the UN Human Rights Council meeting in September 2012 as announced earlier and sought details on possible signs of solidarity, Federal Counselor Didier Burkhalter is considering to support the Tibetan people in Tibet.

The Federal Council is required to answer the interpellation signed by ten other lawmakers in the coming session of the parliament.

In her statement, Moser said the calls for freedom, cultural and religious self-determination made by the Tibetan self-immolators as well as the numeral student protests remain unheard by the world public.

“As a reaction to the self-immolations and protests, the Chinese government considered it as a necessity to increase its military presence and to tighten its laws, which have an impact on the victims’ immediate family and friends as well,” she said. “Arrests, intimidations and other kinds of reprisals through Chinese officials are common.”

The Swiss lawmakers added that China violates the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people on a daily basis and isolates Tibet “more and more from the outer world.”

“In Tibet the human rights situation is dramatic and has to be considered equally by the international community,” the statement read.

The motion was supported by the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association, which said a “strong public statement” about the situation in Tibet by the Federal Counselor was “critical.”
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