Thirty three Tibetans, 25 men and 8 women including a nun, arrested today for demonstrating in front of the Chinese embassy in Delhi against the execution of Lobsang Dhondup in Chinese occupied Tibet were shifted to the high security prison Tihar jail
Photo by Tsering T. Chatsug
Thirty six Tibetans in New Delhi were arrested today as they held a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy against China’s execution of a Tibetan and the upholding of the suspended death sentence on another.
Expressing condemnation and grief over the execution of a Tibetan, Lobsang Dhondup on January 26, 2003 in Chinese occupied Tibet, three prominent Dharamsala-based Tibetan NGOs took out a joint demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Delhi today at 11 AM.
The secretive leader of a minority separatist group said his East Turkestan Liberation Organization (ETLO) will “inevitably” form a military wing to target the Chinese government.
Sara Smith gave a “feather blessing” and called upon her Native American ancestors. Rabbi Laura Geller recited from the Jewish mourning prayer. Sana Afandi chanted the opening verse of Islam’s holy book. And Mae Chee Sansanee, a Buddhist nun, led a group meditation.
Tibetan nuns Ani Changchup Khando, front, and Ani Tsering Chodon are helped to the hotel ballroom stage to lead a Buddhist chant. (Photos Susan Biddle — The Washington Post)
Lobsang Dhundup, aged 28, was executed Sunday (26 January, 2003) evening in Ganzi, a city near the Tibetan border in Sichuan province. The execution took place after a secret trial at the Sichuan Provincial Higher People’s Court.
Photo courtesy TCHRD, Dharamsala
Tibetans in Dharamsala protest the Chinese execution of Lobsang Dhondup. The protest march from Mcleod Ganj to Kacheri, Lower Dharamsala, was jointly organised by Ghu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, Tibetan Youth Congress, and Tibetan Women’s Association. Wednesday, January 29, 2003 (Photo: Tenam)