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  • The Fast Against a Furious Government | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    as the reincarnated lama by Tibetans was supposedly a growing threat to the Chinese government for his role as a social activist He was hence detained on April 7 2002 and was sentenced to death on December 2 2002 Interestingly Delek was born in India and was never politically active like his counterparts in the country But this popularity as a religious leader in Tibet earned him the title of a terrorist courtesy the Communist government in Tibet He is a social activist a symbol of people s wishes and beliefs If we allow him to die then we are not supporting the non violence movement for which the Tibetans are famous for said Tenzin Tsundue general secretary Friends of Tibet FoT However strikes like the one in the city which was started on Saturday are being anticipated by Tibetans world over has caught the attention globally It is not just a Tibetan issue said one of the FoT member who is participating in the hunger strike The strike also has a signature campaign going on alongside I believe in the strength of awareness If more people know about it then China will find it difficult to execute the death

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20041111-fast_against_govt.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Release of Tibetan Lama Delek Rinpoche Urged | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    spokesperson Aspi Mistry told PTI today The hunger strike which began yesterday at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai would continue till November nine he said Rinpoche a philanthropist and a social activist was arrested by the Chinese government in connection with a serial bomb blast in Chengdu along with one associate who was already executed while Rinpoche s suspended death sentence expires on December two General secretary of the NGO

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  • They're Here to Plead for a Monk's Life | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    set off a bomb that took one life he is due to be executed following the expiration on December 2 of a reprieve on his death sentence But the Tibetan Buddhist community claims Rinpoche was wrongfully accused Rinpoche completed his religious education in Himachal Pradesh the seat of the Tibetan government in exile He returned to Kardze a province in his native Tibet in 1987 to serve his people He was involved in building schools monasteries homes for the aged and hospitals in Chinese occupied Tibet and spoke out against the clearing of Tibet s shrinking green cover As an activist Rinpoche did not escape notice by the Chinese government He was arrested in 1998 for building a monastery without state approval and also ordered chuan Public Bureau arrested Rinpoche accusing him of master minding a bomb blast at Chengdu Rinpoche s distant relative Lobsang Dhondhup was also arrested The duo protested their innocence but the Kardze Intermediate People s Court on December 2 2002 sentenced Rinpoche to death for his involvement in the bombing and for inciting unrest Dhondhup was also sentenced to death and was executed on January 26 2003 Rinpoche was granted a two year reprieve Both

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  • Tenzin Protests Monk's Execution | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    2 2002 on charges of involvement in a series of unsolved explosions His co defendant Lobsang Dhondup was executed shortly after Human rights organisations around the world believe he was framed because he is viewed by the Chinese government as a threat to their control of Tibet Tibet has been occupied by China for more than fifty years said Tsundue Tenzin Delek is known for his dedication to preserving Tibetan religion and culture and protecting the environment He built many schools monasteries and orphanages in his area and is an advocate of the Dalai Lama s philosophy of non violence Because of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche s influence in the community and his efforts to preserve Tibetan identity he was an obstacle to the Chinese authorities control in the region Over the course of a decade he was the target of harassment intimidation and control by Chinese officials We have decided to continue this campaign in Calcutta Bangalore and Mumbai Tsundue said that the protesters will be fasting in batches of 50 to 70 everyday I am looking forward to the support of the Mumbai s Tibetan community and Mumbaikars as well This case has attracted attention from Tibet fact finding

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20041106-tenzin_protests_execution.html (2016-04-25)
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  • To the Point: Tenzin Tsundue | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    PSB arrested him in 2001 in connection to serial bomb blast in Chengdu and have been torturing him both mentally and physically The Chinese government did not reveal any information of his whereabouts till seven months after his arrest Q What are your demands A We urge the Chinese government to guarantee fair trail and proper legal access to Trulku Tenzin Delek and refrain from to torture and maltreatment during his imprisonment We appeal to our friends in India and across the globe to pressure Chinese government to release him unconditionally Q How many people are supposed to participate in the hunger strike A We will begin the hunger strike with 50 odd people however it is expected to double by evening Besides we are expecting more people to come in the course of next two three days Further the other activities in the course of the strike are candle light vigil screening of films featuring the plight of Tibetans due to Chinese tyranny and the strike will end with a mammoth signature campaign Q Considering the nature of the Chinese governance do you think such protest actually make any difference A At the moment our aim is to create

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  • Tibetan Youths Seek Monk's Release | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    who has been recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama had been implicated on false charges by the Chinese authorities Rinpoche awarded the death rap in 2002 with two years reprieve was active in Tibet for years working for the welfare of the people there Tsundue said He said his organisation had shot off petitions to UN General Secretary Kofi Annan the United Nations Human Rights Commission and the Indian

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20041106-tibetan_youths_seek.html (2016-04-25)
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  • ATPD Expresses Gratitude to Mumbai's Mithibai College | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    day Tibet Film Festival today despite knowing the fact that the Tibetan films have been withdrawn from the Asian Film Festival under pressure from China The Mithibai film festival is to support the Friends of Tibet However it is bound to take a political hue as our move is a protest against the Asian Film Festival s decision Parikh was quoted earlier by the Asian Age as saying Mithibai College

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20040825.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Mithibai to Host Controversial Tibetan Film Fest | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Friends of Tibet had approached the AFF organisers with a request to screen some Tibetan films including Martin Scorcese s acclaimed Kundun and Jean Jacques Annaud s Seven Years In Tibet The AFF is being held in the city from August 21 to August 28 Professor Parikh said that the MCFS is not anticipating any trouble during the festival as their statement is not against the AFF but against the ill treatment towards the Friends of Tibet The AFF is an established festival We think they will just ignore us The organisers of the AFF reportedly received telephone calls from the Chinese embassy in New Delhi and the Chinese consulate in Mumbai asking to drop Kundun and Seven Years in Tibet for taking a pro Tibet stance and showing the troubled times in Tibet under Chinese occupation Denying that they received threats from the Chinese embassy AFF chairman Sudhir Nandgaonkar had said The Chinese embassy did not threaten but requested me There was a delay also in getting the prints of these two films Friends of Tibet spokesperson Aspi Mistry said that till August 9 the festival was to include the two films but decided to drop it the next

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20040824.html (2016-04-25)
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