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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where is Panchen Lama?


ཨ་རི་སེན་ཕཱེ་རན་སིས་ཀོ་གནས་སྡོད་བོད་མི་དང་བོད་དོན་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བ་ཚོས་ས་གནས་རྒྱ་ནག་གཞུང་ཚབ་ལས་ཁུངས་མདུན་ལ་ < པཎ་ཆེན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གློད་གྲོལ་གཏོང་དགོས།> ཞེས་སྐད་འབོད་བྱས་པ།
Where is the real Panchen Lama?

San Francisco: Tibetans and Tibet supporters here gathered before the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to demand the where about of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, whom the Chinese authorities abducted along with his family in 1995. “We have been seeking news about the Panchen Lama’s whereabouts for nearly 18 years, but China has failed to give us any true indication of where he is being held”, said Tenzin Rangdol, President of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC). A moment of silence was observed to honor those who sacrificed their lives for freedom in Tibet. Representative of Students for Free Tibet, Amnesty International, Bay Area Friends of Tibet and other spoke before the Consulate and demanded freedom, justice and human rights in Tibet.

Amnesty International representatives speaking before the Consulate
Being a weekday, the consulate was open. People could be seen entering and exiting the visa section of the consulate. The visitors both Chinese and foreigners watched the demonstration curiously, took photograph and received the pamphlets distributed on the day. Apart from the usual Free Tibet and China out of Tibet slogans, “Release the Panchen Lama now” reverberated before the Chinese consulate for some time, and there is no denying that the people inside the Consulate building has not heard the slogans.  

Tibetan Association for North California (TANC) organized tsog and evening prayer on the day at the community hall to pray for early release of Panchen Lama and all the political prisoners in Tibet, and for all the Tibetan martyrs who sacrificed their lives for freedom and justice in Tibet.


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