I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.
This week the people of Scotland will choose their own future. Other countries are less fortunate and will never have the opportunity or the freedom to make such a decision. Tibet is one of them.
The people of Scotland are free to choose their own future this Thursday
In occupied Tibet such freedom does not exist and all expression of nationality is brutally suppressed.
Scotland’s referendum respects a people’s fundamental desire and right to choose their own path – something for which Tibetans will never cease fighting.
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Here’s what it is like to live in Tibet:
“The police went to the house of a Tibetan community leader to arrest him. When they found he was not home, they dragged his son out of the house, into the courtyard and held a gun in his mouth. The boy was only about 12 or 13. He looked so frightened.”
Eyewitness account, Drango county, Tibet, January 2012
Read more about how China’s brutal occupation of Tibet effects children:
In 1990 Ngawang Sangdrol participated in a peaceful protest and was held for nine months.
She was interrogated, severely beaten with iron water pipes and tortured with electric cattle prods – she was only thirteen years old.
She was arrested again in 1992 for “counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement”, and this time received a three-year sentence at Drapchi Prison – Tibet’s largest and most-feared jail.
Read more of Ngawang Sangdrol story and about how the Chinese authorities persecute Tibetan Bhuddist Monks and Nuns:
In Tibet, Buddhist nuns, monks and religious institutions are seen as a threat to the occupying Chinese state.
Since March 2011, more than 125 people are known to have set themselves on fire inside Tibet in protest against the repressive Chinese occupation of Tibet. The youngest was only 15 years Old, another only 16, 18 , a young mother, a heartbreaking list of desperation.
The people of Tibet need your support, we must not allow them to be forgotten.
Actions you can take
Please click the following link to take part in a number of actions to help the Tibetans such as signing the Petition below
Petition to help free at least eleven singers imprisoned by China in Tibet since 2012. They are among thousands of other political prisoners in this occupied country.
Ask your government to speak up for Tibet
E-mail your government. There is a template e-mail please personalise if you can but please do send and ask your government to speak up for Tibet:
A mailed letter is even more effective, when I wrote a letter I received a reply from one of the foreign secretary’s assistants. Below is the address of the UKs foreign secretary David Hammond:
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4055
Fax: 020 7219 5851
Runnymede, Spelthorne and Weybridge Conservative Association,
55 Cherry Orchard, Staines, TW18 2DQ
Tel: 01784 453544
You can easily find the contact details for the foreign minister of your own country using your favourite search engine.
More action to take From Free Tibet: http://freetibet.org/get-involved
Also if you have the time check out and take whatever action you can to help the campaigns by the Tibetan Society, another charity fighting for the rights of the People of Tibet:
Read more from the Tibet Society about the brutal suppression of Tibetans:
Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protestors in Loshu
On 12 August 2014, Tibetans took to the streets in Loshu town, eastern Tibet to protest against the arbitrary arrest of a village leader. Chinese police violently suppressed the demonstration using live ammunition and tear gas. At least ten Tibetans were seriously injured and many, possibly hundreds, have been detained. The Chinese authorities are denying medical treatment to those injured. Six Tibetans have since died, four succumbing to their injuries and two committing suicide.
Please continue reading and take the suggested actions:
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The Dali Lama has said that China has tuned Tibet into an hell on earth
“Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction,”
The Dali Lama
Something needs to be done to change the horrific situation in Tibet, the violations of human rights, the suppression of freedom, the brutality and the injustice. Yet the world does nothing. Preferring to kowow to china while Tibetans suffer and die. All the Tibetans want is a right to self determination, the right to live as they so please.
“If we accept that others have an equal right to peace and happiness as ourselves, do we not have responsibility to help those in need? The aspiration for democracy and respect for fundamental human rights is as important to the people of Africa and Asia as it is to those in Europe or the Americas. But of course it is often those people who are deprived of their human rights who are least able to speak up for them selves. The responsibility rests with those of us who do enjoy such freedoms.”