Dharamsala, December 5, 2012: In his March 10, 2012statement, Dr. Lobsang Sangay called on all Tibetans and friends to make 2012a Tibet Lobby Year. This call has been a success as the world witnessed , Tibet resolutions in parliaments and congress in EU, France, Italy and the United States; and supportive statements by parliamentarians in Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, the United States and others.
Presiding over a function in Mecleodganj on Wednesday Dr. Sangay said, “We express deep appreciation to the United Nations and various governments and parliaments for their attention to the deteriorating situation in Tibet, and welcome the recent statements of Ms. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, and Mr. Gary Locke, the U.S. Ambassador to China. We also thank organizations like Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China, etc. for their reporting on Tibet.”
He further said,”Let us build on the successful lobbying efforts of 2012by launching a Solidarity with Tibet Campaign in 2013.”
Despite our repeated appeals to refrain from drastic actions, the wave of self-immolations continues in Tibet with over 92Tibetans having set themselves on fire to date - 79in 2012including 28in November alone. The Chinese government has responded with more repressive measures. The Central Tibetan Administration maintains its steadfast efforts to make the current situation in Tibet known to the global community including community/political leaders, opinion makers, friends in the media, and people who believe in justice.
In keeping with this effort, a new video on self-immolation, a microsite, and Facebook page were launched to mobilize the international community which must not remain an idle bystander. Tibetan Administration CTA appealed the public to share a synchronized message ,so that on December 10 (Human Rights Day) as many people as possible will be made aware of the current situation in Tibet through the Solidarity with Tibet Campaign