The Secretary of State
United States of America
We highly appreciate United States’ continuous support for Tibet. Today, we are writing to you to bring forward Tibet’s issue during your upcoming visit to China. We need your support more than ever!
In the light of the gross human rights violations inside Tibet, the situation inside Tibet is worsen by a deepening crackdown by the Chinese government on any forms of peaceful expressions for freedom by the Tibetan people, thus deepening the anguish Tibetans feel. Since 2009, 115 Tibetans have self-immolated inside Tibet. These self-immolators called for the freedom of Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.
Moreover, the current situation inside is Tibet is very critical; every part of Tibet is under severe restriction. Many innocent Tibetans are arresting in accuse of inciting self-immolation attempts.
We request you to urge Chinese government:
• To review their failed repressive policies in Tibet.
• To respond to the negotiations extended by the Exile-Tibetan leadership.
• To Release all the political prisoners and stop arresting innocent Tibetans.
• Open Tibet to the International media.
• To stop enforcing harsh laws in monasteries and nunneries.
TWA’s expansion is now represented by 56 regional chapters and 16,000 members across the globe, which stands for TWA’s commitment to “Advocacy for Home and Action in Exile.” Today, Tibetan women around the world pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We commemorate this day with the deepest of hopes for human rights, peace, and freedom in Tibet and the other regions of the world where peace is held hostage by brutal regimes.