Dec. jan. 2015

Beste Tibet supporter,

 

Na een intense periode van reflectie en ernstige overwegingen, willen wij, als bestuur van de Vrienden van Tibet, U op de hoogte stellen in verband met het ophouden van onze werking en het voortbestaan van de Tibet Support Group “ de Vrienden van Tibet”

Allerhande argumenten hebben meegespeeld, verschillende pistes werden nog overwogen en het doet na zo vele jaren van zéér actieve “Tibet ondersteuning”, pijn in het hart om te beslissen “de spreekwoordelijke boeken neer te leggen”.

Het waren fantastische en onvergetelijke jaren, niet altijd de makkelijkste maar steeds boeiende en leerrijke ervaringen waarin wij vele geëngageerde mensen heb mogen leren kennen die allen zeer begaan waren met het lot van de vele Tibetanen zowel binnen als buiten Tibet.

Vele jaren hebben we met het VVT bestuur ons volledig engagement in dit project gestoken , nieuwsbrieven geschreven, debatten gevoerd op alle politieke niveaus, demonstraties en wakes georganiseerd, persberichten gestuurd, lobbywerk gedaan, Interparlementaire werkgroepen geïnstalleerd, huisvesting voor vluchtelingen gezocht, logistieke steun verleend, een website onderhouden die steeds zeer up to date was, sensibiliseringscampagnes, petities en marktbezoeken gedaan….en ja ..zelfs gearresteerd geweest….het is alles heel mooi en inspirerend geweest.

Samen hebben we een hele weg afgelegd en hebben we dank zij onze werking, de Tibetaanse gemeenschap in België dermate ondersteund dat ze een zelfbewuste en volwassen werking hebben uitgebouwd waarin onze mogelijke inbreng niet meer hetzelfde karakter heeft van destijds.

Ons hart, bezieling en gedachten blijven vanzelfsprekend steeds bij Tibet en de vele Tibetaanse vluchtelingen.

 

Met hartelijke en dankbare groet,

 

Inge Hermans

Caroline De Baene

Georges Timmermans

 

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News in Tibet

Tibetan Singer Jailed Four Years For Belting Out Patriotic Songs

 

2014-11-29

A popular Tibetan singer has been ordered jailed for four years for belting out songs calling on Tibetans to speak their own language and to forge unity among themselves as Chinese authorities pursue a crackdown on public assertions of Tibetan national and cultural identity.

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Tibetan Monk Detained After Solo Freedom Protest in Kardze

 

2014-11-26

A young Tibetan monk was taken into custody on Wednesday in western China’s Sichuan province after launching a solitary protest challenging Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas and calling for the return of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, according to sources.

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China Intensifies Legal Education Campaign in Rural Tibetan Area

 

25.11.2014

Following China’s fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee in late October that declared rule of law or rule by law and legal reforms in China, the authorities in Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province have intensified “legal awareness” campaign in the Tibetan monasteries and villages.

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Tibetan Groups Ask UN Envoy to Scrutinize Rights Charges Against Beijing

 

2014-11-25

New U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein should look closely at charges of blatant rights abuses and environmental concerns in Tibet if allowed by Beijing to visit the region, a group of 20 Tibetan writers, educators, and former political prisoners says, cautioning him against falling into any “trap” set by Chinese officials to mislead him.

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Chinese Authorities Amputate Legs of Tibetan Self-Immolator

 

2014-11-25

Authorities in northwestern China’s Gansu province have amputated the legs of a Tibetan self-immolation protester against his parents’ wishes, and have returned him to his home where he is being kept under police watch together with his family, according to Tibetan sources.

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Earthquake in Karze Tibetan Prefecture Kills 5 Leaving Thousands Homeless

 

25.11.2014

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Dhardo County, Karze Tibetan Prefecture in Sichuan Province around 4pm Beijing time on Saturday, November 22.

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More Than 100 Nuns Expelled From Convent in Tibetan County

 

2014-11-20

Chinese authorities have expelled more than 100 Tibetan nuns from a convent in a southwestern Tibetan county near the border with Nepal, sending them back to their family homes and requiring them to wear lay dress, according to Tibetan sources

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China Releases Tibetan Political Prisoner in Kardze

 

20.11.2014

China has released a Tibetan political prisoner of Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture two years before the scheduled release date on November 17, 2014.

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26 Expelled After Tibetan Nunnery Refuses to Denounce Dalai Lama

 

November 17, 2014 2:49 PM

Chinese officials expelled at least 26 Tibetan nuns from Jhada Nunnery, a well-regarded religious institution in the eastern region of Tibet, since October.

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3 Tibetans Sentenced in Connection With Self-Immolation Death

 

November 06, 2014 5:47 PM

DHARAMSALA, INDIA—Tibetans in exile say a court in southwestern China has given out two- and three-year prison terms to three Tibetans for their alleged involvement in a self-immolation last year.

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China to Punish Communist Officials Who Support Dalai Lama

 

VOA News November 05, 2014 5:24 AM

China is threatening to punish Communist Party members loyal to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, whom Beijing regards as a dangerous separatist.

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News of Tibetans in Exile

 

Tibetan MP pens book on self-immolation

 

November 28, 2014 4:45 pm

DHARAMSHALA: A book on the genesis of self-immolation protests in the world in general and Tibet in particular, written by Jamyang Soepa, a member of Tibetan parliament-in-exile, was launched in Dharamshala yesterday.

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Kalon Ngodup Tsering to attend World Hindu Congress

 

November 19, 2014 4:24 pm

DHARAMSHALA: The World Hindu Foundation has invited the Tibetan political leader, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, to the World Hindu Congress, an international conference being organised in New Delhi from 21 – 23 Nov in New Delhi.

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Sikyong to tour 8 cities in US and Canada

 

November 19, 2014 3:53 pm

DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay today left Dharamshala for a tour of 8 cities in Canada and US from 21 November – 5 December.Before leaving for Canada tomorrow, the Tibetan political leader will meet with important officials in New Delhi.

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Nobel Summit relocates to Rome after row over SA visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

November 18, 2014 5:21 pm

DHARAMSHALA : The Nobel Peace Laureates Summit has been relocated to Rome from 12-14 December after the South African government failed to issue visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, according to a statement issued by organizers on 16 November.

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Workshop on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 held in Delhi

 

November 18, 2014 5:18 pm

NEW DELHI: A workshop on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy-2014 was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 17 November in New Delhi.

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