Mar 29 2008
As noted before in this online publication, the news of Chinese troops crushing the resurgent independence movement in Tibet was predictable, to say the least. The consequences for those involved in the protest against Chinese cultural genocide in Tibet will likely live on long after most of the soldiers have gone back to their barracks. Even on Canada’s west coast, far from this crisis, grassroots groups like the Canada Tibet Committee and individuals in Vancouver are taking action.
Fifteen monks are detained and at risk of torture and ill treatment. Write to the Chinese Ambassador to Canada to urge him to do everything he can to convince the Chinese authorities to respect human rights in Tibet. Consider donating to Amnesty International to help them bring attention to the prisoners and hopefully get them away from harm’s way.