Urgent Appeal to Nepal Government; Hand over the 23 Tibetans to UNHCR-Spread The WORD!

For Immediate Release
22 September 2011
TCHRD, Dharamsala
Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi  (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese)

Urgent Appeal to Nepal Govt; Hand over the 23 Tibetans to UNHCR

On 11 September 2011, 20 Tibetan refugees were arrested by Nepal police for illegally entering Nepal. The 20 Tibetan escapees included 15 boys and 5 girls, mostly teenagers.

They were arrested for illegally trying to enter Delhi via Bajura-Kathmandu route and were held in Bajura, at the district police office. They had reached there after 17 days walk. Few days later, around 13 September, three more Tibetans were arrested. All of them have been turned over to Nepal’s Department of Immigration (DOI) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had sent a letter to the Nepalese Administration requesting them to hand the Tibetans over to them which is accordance with the ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’ between the UNHCR and Nepal. Even the HURON (Human Rights Organization of Nepal) approached the Immigrant Chief and Home Secretary with concerns for the arrested Tibetans and said that decision will be taken in accordance with the law by Sunday.

However, the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, in a letter, termed the incident as a case of Human Trafficking and so has asked the Nepal Government to repatriate the Tibetans back to them, promising not to take legal action against the youngsters but instead will educate them. This Chinese interference has delayed transit clearance of the 23 Tibetan refugees who remains in Nepal custody for the last 10-12 days.

 The fate of these 23 Tibetans is greatly feared if Nepal repatriates them to China.

TCHRD urges the Nepal Government to hand over the 23 Tibetans to UNHRC, in accordance with the agreement and which is only righteous.

These 23 Tibetan refugees risked their lives like the hundreds who do every year to escape the Chinese government’s oppression and to enjoy Human Rights such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion and cultural rights.

Dukthen Kyi (Ms)
Researcher
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
www.tchrd.org office. +91-1892 223363/ 225874

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The China–North Korea–Iran Nuclear Triangle-This Is A REAL Worry; Shows China are Liars, dishonest, and has no Ethics, Morals or Scruples!

Sankei Shimbun, the conservative Japanese newspaper, reported on Sunday that North Korea is planning to use five Chinese businessmen to smuggle equipment to Iran for use in its nuclear and missile programs. According to an unnamed source, an Iranian delegation, including senior officials from the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, visited the North last month to help plan the transfers. 

The five Chinese intermediaries are located in Hunchun, near the North Korean border, and Beijing. Pyongyang and Tehran have been planning to use the intermediaries to minimize travel between them as a means of avoiding detection by international weapons inspectors and Western intelligence agencies.

Both Beijing and Tehran have denied similar allegations. Yet whether this particular Sankei report is true, China has facilitated nuclear transfers of technology to the two states, both directly and through Pakistan.

All four nations have uranium enrichment programs that are based on China’s technology. That’s no coincidence because Beijing covertly transferred the technology to Pakistan beginning in 1974 in a now well-documented cooperation.

Later, Dr. A. Q. Khan, the “father of Pakistan’s bomb,” merchandised that technology to the two other states. Khan’s dealings with North Korea began sometime in the early 1990s. Islamabad and Pyongyang, for instance, had entered into a nukes-for-missiles deal with “Pakistani” enrichment technology heading to North Korea and North Korean missiles going to Pakistan. Pakistani air force planes involved in transferring items covered by this arrangement—including centrifuges used to enrich uranium to weapons-grade purity—refueled at a military base in Lanzhou, in central China, on their way to and from North Korea in 2002.

It is inconceivable that Beijing was unaware that its two closest allies were trading one of its most sensitive technologies and using its own military facilities to complete the exchange. Since 2002, the United States has sanctioned Chinese companies for transferring to the North items useful in a uranium-weapons program. Scruples

With regard to Iran, analysts concur with the staff of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, that Tehran obtained centrifuges from the Khan network. Khan in fact confessed to transfers to Iran.

Yet China directly—and continuously—transferred to Iran materials and technology, even after 1997 when, in behind-the-scenes discussions between Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and US President Bill Clinton, Beijing promised Washington to stop supporting the ayatollah’s nuclear program. In November 2003, for example, the Associated Press reported that the staff of the IAEA had identified China as one of the probable sources of equipment used in Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. And in July 2007, the Wall Street Journal reported that the State Department had lodged formal protests with Beijing about Chinese companies, in violation of Security Council resolutions on Iran, exporting to that country items that could help Tehran build nuclear weapons.

China’s assistance has, unfortunately, continued into this decade. This March, for instance, Malaysian police in Port Klang seized two containers from a ship en route to Iran from China. Authorities believe that items labeled “goods used for liquid mixing or storage for pharmaceutical or chemical or food industry” were actually parts for nuclear warheads.

The Sankei report indicates that Beijing, despite decades of assurances to the United States, is still involved in the most dangerous trade in the world.

Chinese Authorities sentence 3 more Tibetan Monks + tries to bribe them-No Morals-No Ethics!

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3 More Monks Sentenced to ‘Re-education Through Labour; China Attempts to Dissuade Kirti Monks with Money

 Around 10 September 2011, three Kirti monks were sentenced to 2- 3 years’ re-education through labor by the Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture Public Security Bureau (PSB). The three monks; Lobsang Dhargye, Tsekho and Dorjee were all arrested around 12 April 2011 on suspicion related to the 16 March 2011 self immolation of monk Phuntsog.

According to our sources, Dorjee, a 16 years old from Lhoengtsang Village, Ngaba County, has been sentenced to three years re-education through labor.

Tsekho is 30 years old, born in Tru-tse Township, Ngaba County and 22 years old Lobsang Dhargye is from Myeruma, Ngaba County.  Both Tsekho and Lobsang Dhargye have been sentenced to re-education through labor for two years and six months.

Since the beginning of this month, Kirti Monastery monks were on 15 days annual holiday. By this time (19 September), all monks are supposed to be back at the monastery but very few of them were back at the monastery from their holiday. However, many Chinese officials arrived at the monastery claiming to make identity cards for the Kirti monks. Sources also said that the Head of the monastery and his assistants have been frequently harassed by the Chinese officials.

 It is also known that the Chinese authorities are planning sturdily to further endorse the ‘Patriotic Re-education’ and to significantly minimize the strength of monks. They have promised payment of 20,000 Yuan and also a loan of 50,000 Yuan to help in ‘starting a new livelihood’ to those who voluntarily resigns from the monastery. Yet, so far none of the monks has claimed such reward and benefits.

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
www.tchrd.org

Mass arrests in China illegal ‘gutter oil’ police sting

Police in China have arrested 32 people in an operation to prevent the sale of illegally reprocessed cooking oil.

More than 100 tonnes of oil were seized in raids across 14 provinces.

Some of it had been collected from drains behind restaurants to be sold on.

Six underground factories were found to be producing the oil, which some scientists say can cause cancer.

One firm, which was supposed to be turning kitchen oil into fuel, was selling it as fresh cooking fat.

Gutter oil, as it is known, is well-named, says the BBC’s Michael Bristow in Beijing, with some of it collected by dredging the drains behind restaurants. The name is now used for any cooking oil that is illegally recycled.

The raids took place following a four-month police inquiry.

“This case, through a difficult process of investigation… not only struck down a criminal chain of gutter oil producers, but also uncovered hidden details of the offenders’ greedy and unconscionable production of poisonous and harmful cooking oil,” a ministry of public security statement said.

Public alarm

The sting operation comes more than a year after Chinese state media reported that up to one-tenth of cooking oil was made from recycled waste oil.

The trade has been a problem in China for years – the business is said to be very profitable because of the low costs of the waste oil and refining process.

There have been a number of nationwide campaigns to stamp out the illegal trade.

Scandals over contaminated food have caused considerable public alarm in China in recent years.

In the most serious case in 2008, milk products mixed with the industrial chemical melamine caused the deaths of at least six infants and nearly 300,000 fell ill.

Tibet: Please email this vital report on China’s medical atrocities

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Please read and pass on the following Report on the ATROCITIES THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES ARE COMMITTING

THESE ARE HAPPENING WHILE ALL THE ‘SOFT COCK’ GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE STILL PISSING IN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT’S POCKEST – BLOODY DISGRACEFUL!!!!

MANY THANKS,

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Action For Tibetan Political Prisoners-You can help make a real difference by sending the latest appeal:

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Situated in the north eastern outskirts of Lhasa, Drapchi is the largest prison in Tibet, although there are many more – some concealed by titles such as ‘re-education centres’ or ‘reform through labour camps’.

Opened in 1965 and built with forced labour it is known in Chinese as Di Yi Jianyu-No 1. Prison. The prison is arranged into a series of nine units and has  recently been expanded and restructured. It has an estimated population of 1000 of which some 600 are thought to be political prisoners ranging  in age from 18 to 85. Most of these are monks and nuns.

Conditions  inside are harsh with a brutalising regime of forced labour, systematic torture, poor diet, and constant brainwashing programmes.

Please read the full story plus copy and paste the following message to the email address at the bottom of the story:

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‘I appeal on behalf of Ms. Yeshi Choedon, a Tibetan political prisoner, who was arrested during March 2008  during the widespread uprisings against China’s occupation of Tibet.  Aged 55  she was sentenced, by the so-called Intermediate People’s Court in Lhasa, to 15 years imprisonment for revealing information to foreign media about the violent suppression of peaceful protests against Chinese occupation. The communist Chinese authorities had previously announced the verdict on November 7, 2008, according to a number of sources Yeshi Choedon has been undergoing forced labour in a prison near Lhasa (more than likely to be Drapchi Prison). Yeshi, a retired Doctor of Tibetan medicine, had  worked at a clinic near Norbulingka before taking retirement few years back, following which she took her residence at Ramoche. She was arrested without valid charges during the peaceful protests by Tibetans in Lhasa in March 2008. Yeshi Choedon has been denied any right to meet her family members since her arrest. I urge your office to investigate and support Yeshi Choedon’s case, and with all urgency, raise her plight with representatives of the communist Chinese authorities.’

Chinese Authorities Seize Tibetan Earthquake Film that praises Tibetan “unity,”

Source:  http://www.rfa.org

A monk-produced documentary highlights Tibetan unity and nationhood.

Woeser

DVD cover for the film Hope in a Disaster.

Authorities in a Tibetan-populated region of western China have seized copies of a documentary film that praises Tibetan “unity,” seen as the driving force in the recovery from a devastating earthquake last year, sources in the region said.

The April 2010 earthquake, which struck Yushu county in China’s Qinghai province, destroyed the Tibetan town of Jyekundo, also called Gyegu, killing an estimated 3,000 people there and in surrounding areas.

The film, titled “Hope in a Disaster” and produced by Buddhist monks, has proven popular with Tibetan viewers, but Chinese authorities have confiscated hundreds of DVD copies of the film from three shops in Jyekundo and from two shops in the nearby region of Kham Nangchen.

A restaurant in Jyekundo was also fined for screening the film, and the restaurant’s DVD players and a projector were seized, Tibetan sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Chinese officials also seized 3,000 DVDs from the residence of a monk, along with a computer, religious paintings, and household items including 30,000 yuan (U.S. $4,581) in cash.

Government statements claim the film’s producers had failed to obtain permission from “relevant departments” to distribute the film, sources said.

Tibetan unity feared

But local Tibetans believe that a more likely reason for the documentary’s suppression is that it praises the unity of Tibetans from Tibet’s traditional three provinces in carrying out relief and rescue work in the aftermath of the earthquake.

It also urges their continued unity in fulfilling future tasks.

“Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang all belong to the same family,” says a song, “The Sound of Unity,” included in the film.

Many Tibetans consider Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang to be the three provinces that make up Tibet, although Beijing has largely incorporated Kham and Amdo into the Chinese provinces of Qinghai and Sichuan.

“Tibetans of the Land of Snow, unite as one!,” the song urges.

The film’s producers have not been detained, sources told RFA, but authorities have ordered the filmmakers not to leave the Jyekundo area.

Meanwhile, some 400-500 Tibetans living in Nangchen have signed or placed their thumbprints on a petition asking authorities not to detain or arrest the monks who made the film, sources said, adding that representatives of villages in both Jyekundo and Nangchen have urged authorities to “properly” handle the issue or risk social instability.

‘Sensitive topics’

Speaking separately in interviews, Tibetan residents of Jyekundo said…..

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