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"As long as human rights are violated, there can be no foundation for peace. How can peace grow where speaking the truth is itself a crime?"

Tibetan Minister of International Relations to speak in Montreal

January 30, 2013

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.

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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:

Eva Cirnu

Coordonnatrice – Chapitre francophone

Comité Canada Tibet

eva.cirnu@tibet.ca; 514 632 6635, twitter@CanadaTibet


Anne Sainte-Marie

Responsable des communications

Amnistie internationale Canada francophone

514 766-9766 poste 230/Cell : 514 268-4983

aste-marie@amnistie.ca



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