Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 27, Nov 2015 04:42 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Sikkim declares Dalai Lama's birthday 'restricted holiday'
Tibetan journalists tour media agencies
Tibetans in Nepal twice as pinched by the ongoing fuel crisis
German delegation for rights talk to visit TAR
Hu Yaobang celebrated, his legacy still in the shadows
Human Rights Watch calls for independent probe into Xinjiang terror raid
Tibetans urge Canadian minister to make Tibet a core issue at COP21
India should not change its political path on Tibet: Kiren Rijiju
Maritime dispute, terrorism major agendas as ASEAN Summit concludes
Lhasa put under lockdown ahead of Pelosi visit: CTA
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama watches as nuns participate in debate at the 21st Jang Gunchoe religious festival attended by over 300 nuns from India and Nepal. Tsuglakhang, Oct. 31, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
TPIE Speaker Penpa Tsering speaks at the third Body, Mind and Life conference organised by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute at Mentseekhang Hall, Oct. 15, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
PEN International passes resolution on Tibet
Phayul[Friday, September 20, 2013 09:59]
DHARAMSHALA, September 20: The 79th PEN International Congress has unanimously passed a seven-point resolution on the ongoing “critical situation” inside Tibet. This was announced here by the PEN Tibet Writers Abroad.

The resolution includes an appeal to unconditionally release all imprisoned Tibetan singers, writers and artistes; relaxation of restrictions on Tibetan writers; a probe into the causes of 120 self immolations inside Tibet; and ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and incorporate its provisions into Chinese law, among others.

The resolution was submitted by the delegates of PEN Tibet Writers Abroad whose members Lobsang Choedak and Woser, attended the Congress in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland.

“It was really great to see the members vote in favor of the resolution on Tibet despite Chinese representatives being present during the tabling,” said Woser.

The duo also noted that a copy of the resolution will be submitted to the United Nations, international institutions and various governments and their leaders.

The 79th Pen International Congress between September 9 to 12 was attended by more than 190 delegates from seventy countries including a six member delegation from PEN China.

The Congress elected new executive committee, formed two new branches in India and Myanmar, deliberated on the After Action Report submitted by each PEN branch and discussed freedom of expression and the condition of imprisoned writers around the world.

PEN International was started in London in 1921. Currently, it has 144 branches all around the world. PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad was recognized as a PEN branch in 2002 and presently, it has over 90 members.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Khawa Karpo launches Veteran Tibetan communist's book
San Leandro mayor suspends decision to fly the red flag on China's national day
PEN International passes resolution on Tibet
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 © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online