US Voices Concern Over Tibetan Self-Immolations

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The United States today voiced concerned by reports, since April, of eight Tibetan Buddhist monks and one nun self-immolating at or near the Ngaba Kirti monastery in China’s Sichuan province.

The U.S. government stressed these acts clearly represent anger and frustration with regard to Tibetan human rights, including religious freedom, inside China. They again called on the Chinese Government to respect the rights of all Chinese citizens who peacefully express their desire for internationally recognized freedoms; and particularly to respect the rights of Tibetans; to resolve the underlying grievances of China’s Tibetan population.

The United States also urged the Chinese leaders to address counterproductive policies in Tibetan areas that have created tensions; and to protect Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic identity.

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