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Chushi Gangdruk, the 50th Anniversary and Conference on Future of Tibet

June 29, 2008

Dhokam Chushi Gangdruk, New York

Saturday: June 28, 2008 10am - 5.00
Sunday: June 29, 2008 10am - 5.00

Where: Club SANM (Kasturi Hall)
35-15 36th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
Subway R,V to 36 Street or N,W to 36 Avenue

Mr. C.L. Adetsang (718) 316-5302
Mr. Lodoe Shara (212) 203-6687
Mr. Tashi Gyaltsen (917) 535-6686

Chushi Gangdruk is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of its
establishment and the unfortunate loss if our independence to brutal
Chinese Communist Regime.

The main subject of the conference will current grave situation
inside Tibet, and the contemplation of the future policy for independent Tibet.

We will be honoring our patriots and the founding members of Chushi
Gangdruk, who sacrificed their heart and soul for Tibetm resisting
the brutal Chinese Invasion.

The Anniversary will be a forum to highlight the brave deeds of our
patriots, in order to generate a similar spirit in the younger
generation of Chushi Gangdruk members and the Tibetans in general.

The speakers for the event are:

Mr. Thubten Namgyal Juchon (Former Prime Minister, Tibetan Government in Exile)
Mr. Pema Chunjor (Former Cabinet Minister, Tibetan Government in Exile)
Mr. Kalsang Gyatotsang (President, Central Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk)
Mr. Rinchen Tsering (Drawopon) (Former President, Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk)
Mr. Thupten Dhargyal (Kongpo) (Former Executive member, Central
Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk)
Mr. Jamyang Norbu (Noted Tibetan writer and freedom activist)
Mr. Wei Jinsheng (Chairman, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition)
Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer (President, Uyghur American Association)
Dr. Wen-yen Chen (Executive Director, Formosan Association of Public Affairs)
Mr. Temtsiltu Shobtsood (Chairman, Inner Mongolian People's Party)

A screening of the Tibetan documentary " Tibetan Dreams" will take
place after the conference on the 28th June.


Since the forceful occupation of Tibet in 1949, The People's Republic
of China has violated every article of the "Universal Declaration of
Human Rights". The United Nations has stood as a silent spectator to
all the atrocities and allowed China to blatantly violate the very
principles that the Declaration stands for. Even as the events in
Tibet unfold right now, the United Nations still maintains its silence.

Though long overdue, the time has come for the United Nations to open
its eyes and take action by immediately sending a fact finding
mission into Tibet with full media coverage. Through the eviction of
tourists and journalists, China has completely sealed off Tibet from
the rest of the world. By controlling the media, China now has free
control over an unmonitored and brutal crackdown on the recent
demonstrators demanding their freedom and independence of Tibet. A
team of observers should be sent to Tibet immediately to oversee the
so called 'trial process' of those demonstrators who have been
arrested and ensure their unconditional release. (Preamble to the
Declaration of Human Rights, Paragraph 3 states: "Whereas it is
essential if a man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human
rights should be protected by the rule of law).

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his speech of 10th December 2007
on the Human Rights Day stated that: "it is our duty to ensure that
these rights are a living reality-that they are known, understood and
enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. It is often those who most need
their human rights protected, who also need to be informed that the
Declaration exists and that it exists for them".

On the 3rd March 2008, the Secretary General remarked to the opening
session of the Human Rights council in Geneva that: "You must respond
to crises as they build up or unfold and address situations of
concerns that are neglected or forgotten by the international community".

Sadly, the United Nations has done nothing so far to ensure that
these rights are a living reality in Tibet today. We are responding
to his remarks requesting him to address the situation in Tibet
urgently as the crisis worsens.

Appeal To The Member States Of The United Nations

We are requesting you to exert your privilege as member states to the
United Nations despite the veto power of China, to take urgent action
as the human rights of our brothers and sisters in Tibet are being
severely violated. Only the solidarity of the member states who
believe in the true meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights can bring justice to the people of Tibet.

Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk
New York
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