Amnesty International / Canada Tibet Committee
THE ESCALATING CRISIS OF SELF-IMMOLATIONS IN TIBET
Special Guest Speaker:
Ms. Dicki Chhoyang
Minister of Information & International Relations
Central Tibetan Administration
La Maison du développement durable
50, Sainte-Catherine ouest, Montréal
February 6, 2013, 14 :00
Montreal, January 30, 2013 – At least 99 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet and 82 self-immolations were recorded in 2012 alone. Today Tibet is closed to foreign journalists, authorities have seized communications equipment, and human rights defenders have been arbitrarily detained and denied due process.
Ms. Dicki Chhoyang, Minister of International Relations for the Central Tibetan Administration, was raised in Montreal and has lived in both China and Tibet. She will discuss the causes behind the trend of self-immolation in Tibet and present her administration’s policies to address them. A question and answer period will follow. This event takes place as Canada’s Parliamentary Subcommittee on Human Rights launches a study on the self-immolation crisis in Tibet.
This event is co-organized by the Canada Tibet Committee and Amnesty International. The media briefing will take place in French. Questions will be answered in either English or French.
For more information:
Coordonnatrice – Chapitre francophone
Comité Canada Tibet
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Responsable des communications
Amnistie internationale Canada francophone
514 766-9766 poste 230/Cell : 514 268-4983