December 2 marks the second anniversary of Tenzin Delek’s trial at which he was found guilty of causing explosions and incitement to separatism and given a death sentence with a two-year suspension.
December 10 is International Human Rights Day and celebrates the adoption by the UN in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rally on December 2 at Noon
In front of the Chinese Embassy
2300 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
With ICT, Students for a Free Tibet, and
the Capital Area Tibetan Association
“The case of TDR is extremely urgent since there is every possibility that the Chinese government will execute him after his suspended death sentence expires. The US Government should intervene so that this innocent Tibetan lama is saved from execution,” Ngawang Sangdrol, November 18, 2004, testimony before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.
Tenzin Delek built monasteries, schools and homes for the elderly in his community in eastern Tibet. His leadership outside the Communist Party made him a political target.
To date, the Chinese authorities have produced no credible evidence of Tenzin Delek’s crime and he maintains his innocence.
Senior US officials have repeatedly and recently urged China to take steps to resolve this case justly and in accordance with international due process standards.