Avaaz Petition For Tibetan Human Rights


Avaaz sent its members a moving and informative email November 7th urging us to send a clear message to the Chinese government that it must put an end to its repression and horrific abuse in Tibet.

A Tibetan nun called Palden Choetso set fire to herself November 3 in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan, the Tibetan area of Kham. Palden Choetso is the second Tibetan nun to have self-immolated after 20-year old Tenzin Wangmo set fire to herself in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) on October 17 (ICT report, 21 October 2011) and becomes the 12th Tibetan to have set fire to themselves in Tibet since February, 2009. (International Campaign for Tibet)

Here’s the link to the petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_tibetan_lives/?vl

Avaaz cited the following websites for more information:

Tibetan nun burns to death (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15571017

Tibetan Nun Who Set Herself On Fire Dies (Sky)
WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES
http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16095074

Dalai Lama: ‘Cultural genocide’ behind self-immolations (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15617026

Study points to heavy handed repression of Tibetan area in China (The New York Times) (including HRW report)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/world/asia/study-points-to-heavy-handed-repression-of-tibetan-area-in-china.html

China is fueling the fires of Tibetan resistance (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/17/china-tibetan-resistance-self-immolation

Rare footage of Tibetan monk post-immolation in April
WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES
http://www.avaaz.org/tibet_immolation_footage

Video of heightened police presence days ago in Ngaba (AFP)
http://www.avaaz.org/Ngaba_police_footage

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