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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Freedom Forum slams 'suppression' of Tibetan protestors

March 14, 2008
12 March 2008

Freedom Forum has condemned the government's clamp down on the 'free
Tibet' rally organized by Tibetan protestors and preventing them from
submitting memorandum to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

Issuing a statement on Tuesday, the forum said, "The act of thwarting
the rally and suppression meted out against protestors exercising
their right to expression is condemnable."

The forum further said, "It is sheer violation of freedom of opinion
and expression. Everyone has the right to exercise this freedom which
includes freedom to hold opinions without interference."

Tibetan protestors and a few police personnel were injured in clashes
at Chabahil and Boudhha in the capital Monday when the latter tried to
block their march to the Chinese Embassy.
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