Human Rights

Tibet neither seeks separation nor high degree of autonomy: Sikyong

Sa, 12/10/2013 - 12:29 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay delivering his tatement during the 10 December function at the main Tibetan Temple in Dharamshala, India. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang

In a statement marking the Human Rights Day, observed across the world every year on 10 December, Dr. Sangay recalled that the Nobel Peace Price was awarded to His Holiness for his consistent resistance to the use of violence in his people's struggle for basic freedom. "The Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama catapulted the Tibetan struggle to greater international visibility. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's global stature directly and positively impacted on the image of the Tibetan people and fundamentally strengthened the Tibetan cause. Tibet became synonymous with non-violence and justice." Sikyong Dr Sangay reiterated the Central Tibetan Administration's commitment to Middle-Way Approach. "Dialogue is the most realistic approach and the only way to find a mutually beneficial solution to the Tibet issue. The Middle-Way Approach neither seeks separation from the People's Republic of China nor "high degree of autonomy", but Genuine Autonomy for all Tibetan people under a single administration. This is consistent with both the National Regional Autonomy Law and the Constitution of the People's Republic of China."

Wife of China’s jailed Nobel Laureate suspected of suffering from severe depression

Sa, 12/03/2013 - 11:51 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, weeps in anguish after her brother was jailed in June. Photo: AP

The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo is unwell under house arrest and possibly suffering from severe depression, but refuses to seek medical help as she is afraid of further punishment, her friends said on Monday. The accounts from Liu Xia’s friends shed a rare light into her condition since being held at home after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Prize in 2010. They also come two days ahead of a visit to China by US Vice President Joe Biden, during which human rights will likely be raised amid a broader crackdown on dissent and freedom of speech and assembly. Liu Xia wrote to prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping in August that she was “close to going crazy, close to mental collapse” during the time of the trial of her brother, Liu Hui, on fraud charges, Mo told reporters.


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