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Canada Tibet Committee submits written statement to Parliamentary Committee

February 26, 2013

Canada Tibet Committee submits written statement to Parliamentary Committee


Ottawa, February 26, 2013:  The Canada Tibet Committee today released its written statement submitted to Canada's Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights. The Subcommittee is currently undertaking a study on the self-immolation crisis in Tibet and will hear testimony from Tibet's political leader, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.

"The self-immolations, and the intimidation and arrests that have accompanied them, are a stunning testimony to the failure of the international community to resolve the ongoing conflict in Tibet which has continued since 1950" said Carole Samdup, Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee.  "Now is the time for Canada to step forward and take a leadership position on behalf of the Tibetan people".

The CTC written submission includes a chronicle of Canada's changing position on Tibet's political status, and it makes a number of recommendations.

CTC written submission:  The Human Rights Situation in Tibetan Areas of China

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