PROCLAMATION

PROCLAMATION

Respectfully to:

The International Human Rights Committee

The Amnesty International Organization

Dear Sir / Madam,

My name is Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hạnh I am an active member of the Amnesty International My membership number is: 2701265

Viet Nam stated that about 3:30 Pm of December 16, 2016,the authorities of the Viet

Nam socialist government based on the Act 79 of the Civil Laws ” involved in the action

against the Viet Nam government ” and put a sentence of 13 years in prison plus 5 years under probation to Colonel Trần Anh Kim & Mr. Lê Thanh Tùng got a sentence of 12 years in prison plus 4 years under probation. The attorney who defend to Mr. Lê Thanh Tùng said that Mr. Trần Anh Kim was a Colonel in the Vietnam People’s army. Colonel Trần Anh Kim want to create a non -violent organization under the name

” The Việt Nam People ‘s fighting for the Democracy in Viet Nam ” with the idea to ask for the Democracy in Viet Nam.

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We strongly believe that to create a political organization fighting for the Democracy is supported by the International High Commission and International Conventions for the rights in political as well as in civilian laws.

In that direction, it is completely unacceptable to base on the Act 79 of the Criminal Codes to accuse unfairly to the people who are trying to fight for the Democracy and Freedom.

This action is very unfair and brutal that the Vietnam Communist Party want to put a pressure on the patriot citizens who are having the opposite opinion.

We, the organizations with a goal to bring Freedom and Democracy to our

Vietnamese citizens, we are raising our voice to accuse the Vietnamese Communist government who treat very unfairly to their own citizens before the whole free world.

We, the citizens in the Free countries asking the help from all the non-communist

countries in the world help us to stop the Vietnamese Communist government must seriously follow and obey sincerely the agreements of the International High Commission and International Conventions for the rights in political and civilian laws.

We, all the Vietnamese living in the free countries around the world are strongly bring up to your attention the severe violation of Human Rights and Democracy of the Viet Nam authorities.

We, the citizens of many countries in the world are asking for your help to stop

immediately the Vietnamese Communist Government of their illegally actions upon their own citizens.

We, all the Vietnamese in Viet Nam and abroad are raising our voice with the Viet

Nam Communist Government must accept and practice the Human Rights and the

Democracy as you are a member of the United Nations.

December 16, 2016

Respectfully yours

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A GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile meets with Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, founder of the Official Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Fighting For Freedom.

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A GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile meets with Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, founder of the Official Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Fighting For Freedom.

 

DHARAMSHALA, November 9th 2012

 

For thousands of years the World has been waiting for the arrival of a Savior. Maybe he’s already appeared to us in the past, shrouded in an aura of magic and mystery, or perhaps we only need to cling to ancient myths, legends and fairy tales, to continue to hope for a better World and a better future for the human race. We don’t know if this is just a dream that won’t ever come true, or if these heroes really exist and they are somewhere around us, but surely what has happened today is an important step toward Truth and Salvation. This is an important date in humankind’s history. For the first time, Vietnam and Tibet, two different universes of values and ideals, have joined together and merged into one, to reach for the same goal of Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights for the World.

It’s not easy to comprehend this special Friendship between such different people and cultural heritages, but the reasons are contained in their mysterious past.

Particularly, we need paying some attention to Vietnamese People’s Past, the most daredevil and brave lineage of warriors and fighters, the Lords of War, respected and dreaded by everybody throughout their 4,000-year history. Vietnamese people represent the origins of Asian civilization, the Lac Viet, the most ancient asian people who founded the Van Lang Kingdom in 2879 BC, with King Hung Vuong who created the first Vietnamese dynasty. Vietnamese people have always been a brave, unsubmissive, heroic, and independent race warding off invaders.

Throughout their history, Vietnamese warriors had to fight off the world’s greatest empires to protect their ancestral land, and to save their people from being dominated or assimilated into other races. (1,000 years of resistance to Chinese occupation of their lands, defeating all greatest chinese dynasties: Han, Tang and Ming, repelling the Great Khan’s Mongol Empire three times, overtaking the Champa kingdom, Khmer kingdom of Angkor, and expelling French Colonists…).

Yet the most dangerous and venomous enemy has always come from within: Vietnamese themselves. Vietnam’s history is filled with violence and terror as a result of fratricidal conflicts or feudal wars. Vietnam contemporary’s enemy from within is better known as Vietcongs (Vietnamese Communist Party), who are adept at utilizing terror to control the populace.. Vietnam’s History is a history of violence, terror and fraticides.

Generation to generation a lot of clans and dynasties used to kill each other ferociously. Even inside their families they always used to murder each other, among kings, princes, queens, princess, fathers, mothers, children, husbands, wives, brothers, relatives, friends. In Vietnam’s History, these episodes are much more frequently, cruel and horrifying than in other countries and civilizations.

The evil has always been hidden amongst the most beloved and dear buddies, the most intimate friends and closed blood relatives.

Even today, there is a very strong network of spies, corrupts, betrayers, cowards, duplicitous, double-dealings, and turncoats….and unfortunately they always annihilate the true vietnamese heroes. Throughout the course of history, a lot of heroes had been assasinated, brutally tortured

by Russians, Chinese, Vietcongs, French, Americans…

The whole world has been deceived with a lot of lies and vietcong’s propaganda. For half a century, all the vietnamese people have been victims of a reign of terror and corruption, they’ve been entrapped in a nightmare of brutality, destruction and death.

They have suffered and they are still suffering what no one could imagine, it goes beyond any human imagination. Vietnamese people has always been subjected (and even now they’re still subjected) to dirty games of power much bigger than them. For millennia, they have had to be under the influence of impostors, dictators, fake heroes and puppets of foreign powers.

A lot of true heroes have been deceived and betrayed by gangs of vietnamese dirty monsters. In the recent Vietnamese History, hundreds of heroes (both communists and not communists) were killed and tortured by Ho Chi Minh and his followers. A lot of South Vietnamese true heroes who, at the same time, oppose Vietcongs and deny to become French/USA puppets, were killed by americans, by vietcongs, or by their same buddies who had betrayed them.

Vietcong massacre of civilians performed during the Tet offensive in February, 1968

(Hue massacre, when thousand of civilians were executed by Vietcongs before they retreated from the city. A war crime that had gone unnoticed by Western media)

Even today there are a lot of infiltrators, betrayers and cowards, in each vietnamese community, in each family. The black and obscure forces, that a Vietnamese hero has to tackle, have always been absolutely impossible to overcome. This has always happened at all the levels and social positions, in any setting everybody have been involved. The wickedness and immorality of Vietnamese people can overkill any hope, and remove from you any sense and meaning of life.

You can’t manage to distinguish anymore what’s wrong or right, you don’t know anymore what’s worth fighting for. So, the vietnamese hero needs to be very astute and clever, he must have a very deep love for his country and a very strong and solid faith. Not only he has to be brave and ready to sacrifice himself, not only he has to be strong, deft and to own a limitless pain endurance… but he also has to be a genius of strategy, to have a lot of fantasy, to be able to ideate conceptions and extraordinary risky solutions, to act in cold blood, not to fall into enemy’s illusions and traps, and he doesn’t have to allow himself to be affected by feelings and emotions (he has to handle his rage, sadness, melancholy, loneliness, friendship, love…), often he has to dominate his instincts and repress his passions, he has to be prepared to fight alone against the world, against his friends and his family itself, against his love… against his heart.

These are the real elect. No saintly hypocrites, but most of them had to make a painful choice: to die in disonhor, killed by the enemy, or to die of shame, surrending and commiting suicide, to avoid the humiliation of the enemy. In both the cases, they all died and rotted alone. Most of them have been forgotten.

Vietnamese communist leaders and minions are all puppets and impostors. At the present time. there are absolutely no freedom and no democracy of any kinds in Vietnam. Human rights are seriously abused by the Vietnamese communist regime. They legally do human trafficking, selling slaves, women and children. Vietcongs are everywhere in the world, their criminal organization is much worse and cruel than mafia but they are “regular”, an official recognized government, they’re very good at telling lies.

Even a lot of vietnamese communities, groups and political parties overseas are entrapped in this corrupted system of infiltrators, duplicitous, cheaters, merciless capitalists and politics, unscrupolous deceivers playing with the pure sentiments of vietnamese people. Their influence is very powerful, they are very sneaky and persuasive.

But the lack of conscience, the lack of love….. impatience and heartlessness, hatred, selfishness, sex desires, opportunism, seek of glory, thirst for power…are our more dangerous enemy…The loss of morality, and the degradation of the real values of life, will bring Vietnamese People to their end and extinction.

Not only their country and lands (physically), not only their people, their women and children (their future)….but also their past, their millenary culture, traditions…their history, their roots, and their identity…they’re losing themselves, and without a change, it will be definitive forever, without any hope to return back…

And this poison, this eternally accursed embrace, has hit Vietnamese people until today, but althought they have always had to struggle for survival and althought they are continuously tempted to follow the evil’s path, vietnamese people can reveal themselves as very generous, valiant, gentle, loyal and fair friends, towards their compatriots and towards foreign people.

Vietnamese culture represents a multicultural mix of different mores and traditions, the ability of vietnamese people to absorb different cultures, to adapt to any situation, to know how to endear themselves to everyone, make them one of the most open-minded and well-liked people. For this reason Vietnamese heroes will always find a solution to lead, save and protect their people, it doesn’t matter how much impossible the circumstances could be.

Freedom-Fighter and poet Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh embodies this purest and original spirit of the vietnamese greatest women warriors of ancient times. She’s the reincarnation of a storied tradition of resistance to foreign rule, her figure is central to modern Vietnam’s struggle for independence and she has great political potency and influence on modern Vietnam’s young generations.

Her profound and visceral love for Vietnam drove her to extreme and desperate heroic

deeds during all her life. But she realized then that she could no longer be content living the life of a normal patriotic person, without doing anything really effective for Vietnam, wasting her existence with useless extreme deeds of braveness. Last year, following her Buddhist faith, she began her spiritual quest for enlightment, like Siddharta.

She set off to find the road to save her country and her people. So, she decided to abandon everything and head toward the far Himalaya’s mountains, entering the Dalai Lama’s Land. She lived among Tibetans, joining them as a sister, attempting to find release from suffering through physical discipline, enduring pain, holding her breath, fasting nearly to starvation.

When her mind had settled into a state of deep peace. She realized that instead of starvation, she needed contemplation and nourishment to build up her strength for the effort. So she decided to climb on the steep and wild moutains, and after arriving on the peak, she raised on the sky the two flags of Free Vietnam and Tibet.

This image can be compared to Friedrich’s Wanderer above a Sea of Fog, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, as a wanderer, she’s the very embodiment of the Kantian subject. Her gaze gives meaning to the world. She’s like the traveler of English romantic poetry, alive to the sublime glories of nature that open up before her during her pensive walks. Encountering nature in solitude in deepest revines, on the pinncacle of a mountain, which was about as far away from urban civilization as a Western man could get. Throught this physical and spiritual isolation, she escapes from reality and actuality and becomes a dreamer and an individualist. She withdraws from the external world and society, she relies only on her inner experience, becoming mystical and visionary, seer and prophet. Nature elevates her feelings and help her to communicate with the world of the spirit. (Not artificial Nature, but the massive uncontrollable Force of Nature). Man could find his true self in communion with Nature, he could find his soul reflected in the Soul of Nature and he could get inspiration admiring Natural beauty, so Nature acquired religious importance and moral teaching. She’s focused on nature, even while all of nature seems focused upon

her. Like a Romantic poet, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh is not happy in society: other people

could not understand her sensitive feeling and she’s condemned to solitude and sadness. The interest in Nature is not for itself but as it affects the human mind and personality and finallly rusted life passions of men are incorporated with forms of Nature. She asserts her spiritual autonomy , she’s a rebel, she’s proud of her aristocratic set- apartness, apart from the mass of mediocre men.

She doesn’t share many of the society values, she lacks common background of faith and aspiration…growing a feeling of uneasiness and isolation. She does not speak on behalf of society, on the contrary she rivolts against. She prefers nature, solitude and few pure people to the company of other men.

She wants to explore her own emotions, so she has necessarily to stand outside of the throng of money-making, political gimmickry, and urban noise in order to assert and maintain her positions.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh is representative in our generation in liberty and in her haitred for tyranny and costraint, excercised by individuals or by societies. She wishes to realize her powers to be herself, not to compromize with hypocrisy. For her, the failure of Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnamese Communism is a challenge to put her ideals into action, she believes in true liberty and in the importance of the individual man.

Her conception of liberty is more istinctive than intellectual, she insists on being free attacking tyrans pleading the cause of oppressed people. She rejects the belief in Communism Dictatorship, she is true to Freedom and to the Romantic outlook.

In her devotion to an ideal Vietnam which one day won’t be a dream anymore, she’s faithful to this ideal.

Comparing her to Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, she’s very similar to this Liberty personified in the form of a vibrant, rebellious woman who leads the people to victory. She carries the flag proudly. She felt it was her duty to fight.

In the deep of their souls Vietnamese people don’t love War, they always desire true peace and justice. In their history before fighting they have always tried to find a compromise with their numerous and powerful enemies: concluding armistices, donating gifts and lands to them, sacrificing and betrothing some princess or the king’s younger daughter.

But most of the times after few years of peace, the enemies always used to break the pacts, becoming cruel, spoiling the kingdom, enslaving Vietnamese people and even

or this reason, is very closed to Tibetans. Vietnamese people detest violence and conflicts.

This is the message of Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh to Tibetans:

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the real, pure and original Vietnamese people’s nature

But even when the situations are drammatic, and the society seems to have become completely shattered and spoiled by the dark and corruption, even in these extreme circumstances when there is nothing more to do by now, always a New Hero Will Rise to save the oppressed people.

Dear My Tibetan Friends, The way to freedom is hard, bitter and full of pitfalls, but together we will speak up all our
sufferings to the whole world. Our heart is broken, plagued by a thousand of indelible wounds and humiliations. But we will never surrender, we will continue to fight on behalf of our children and future generations. We won’t never give up hope, until our last breathe we will bring our message to the hearts of mankind! You are not alone, Tibet and Vietnam are still fiery alive, we won’t die, we will rise again from the shadows of darkness. History is ours, and together we will make history, we need to change the destiny and save our people. Together we can change the world, we can bring the light that will shine on this abyss of terror, brutality and corruption. We need to heal these innocent souls, ripped and lacerated by cruelty and violence, it’s our duty, our mission… The human beings are going towards the path of evil and insensibility. Whatever happened to these frozen hearts? A generation lost in pace… wasn’t life supposed to be more than this? We must be aware that only Free Vietnamese Heroes will be able to lead Tibet to its salvation from China’s yoke and prevent the extinction of Tibetan People. But Vietnamese people and the whole World really need Tibetan people and their culture, their precious philosophy and teachings of life… you can really save the World, save all of us from our self-destruction. Keep your faith. We really trust in you and we have an immense respect and a deep and fervid love for all your people. I promise, we will be the voice of all those forgotten souls, forced to sacrifice themselves burning their bodies and self-immolating for the love of Tibet Land and for the destiny of their people.”

In the whole History, Vietnam and Vietnamese people have always used to be the “Hot Point” and the “Fulcrum” for the Equilibrium of Asian Empires, and recently Vietnam has become the center of the balance for the Destiny of the whole World. The World’s Peace and the Human Race’s Salvation depend from this little country and from its brave people.

Because only Vietnam can bring to life the Hero who will lead the Humanity and Free the World from the Unjustice and from the Human Rights abuses. Several centuries ago, Vietnamese Heroes has already safe Korean People and help them to defeat the powerful Mongol Empire.

Lý Long Tường was a prince of the Ly Dynasty of Dai Viet. Ly Long Tuong, together with 6000 mandarins and servants departed from the Than Phu (now Thanh Hoa Province)

estuary and fled to the South China Sea in three large ships. Legend has it that the Korean king Kojong of the Goryeo Dynasty had dreamt of a grand phoenix flying from the south and landing in his nation. Therefore, he ordered the local government of Hae-ju to give the Vietnamese royal refugees a red-carpeted welcome and allow them to live in a manor in his country.

Tuong and his companions started their culture of fishing and breeding. He also opened a school for literature (poetry, rhythmical prose and worship rituals) and a school to teach martial arts – the art of war. Thousands of local students joined his two schools.

In 1232, an army of the Mongol Empire led by General Sartai launched an attack on Korea by both sea and land. The troops, using the waterways, attacked Hwang-hae but were defeated by the army and the local inhabitants led by Ly Long Tuong. Ly Long Tuong always rode a white horse and as a result, was dubbed the “White Horse General.”

In 1253, The Mongol army led by the great Khan Mongca launched a second attack on Korea. The Yuan-Mongol army, led by Tang Ji, attacked Hwang-hae overland and by using the waterways. Ly Long Tuong, although by then over 70 years old, led the army and the local inhabitants to victory after a five month campaign. As a result of this important triumph, the Korean king renamed Chen-san (Hangul: ; Hanja: 鎭山) Hwa-san ( 花山) and appointed Ly Long Tuong Hwa-san a General. The location of the Mongol army surrender was called the Gate of Surrender Acceptance (受降門; Su-hang-mun). The Korean king also had a pillar erected here to honour Ly Long Tuong.

During the private meeting of today, Dr Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile has said these words:

I’m very honoured to meet such a brave lady who has a very deep and fervid love for her country, Tibetans are so proud to have Free Vietnamese beside them as their ally to the fight for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights. Considering the incredible Vietnamese’s History, I’m sure Vietnam won’t never fall under the dominion and supremacy of Chinese Communist Government.”

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh told him this: “You are a great pride for Tibetans, after doing a great career in USA you decide to return to serve your nation, to support and lead your people to Free Tibet from Chinese oppression. You very love your country and you’re a model of Justice and Patriotism for your people. I hope you can become a model for Vietnamese youngs too.”

For the Buddhists followers and for Orientals, the Lotus flower is the symbol of beauty, purity and perfection, symbol of the sun, of the sky, of the earth, of creation, of past, present and future; so it represents the very Life. It represents the self-creation, the earth creation from chaos and, at the same time, light and order, the evolution of the world and of mankind. The peculiarity of this flower is due to the fact that it grows in the mud and in swampy waters, in dirty and turbid areas, but despite that it keeps pure and scented and it’s not influenced by the environment. For this reason it also represents the fight for Life. The filth and dirt of the mud represent difficulties, problems and unfavourable conditions we have to face everyday. The Lotus flower represents the overcoming of these obstacles and of these hard moments. It is easy to be overwhelmed by negative things, by bad thoughts and give up everything, but our Lotus Flower’s festival is the emblem of positive thinking, something beautiful, even if its roots lie in the mud, that always lays in the surface of the stagnant water, it comes from them spotless and beautiful. For this reason it is the symbol of a person who lives in the world without being contaminated.

Mr. Soepa Alias Phuntsok Wangdu, The President of the “Viet Nam -Tibet Alliance Fighting for Freedom”

The “Viet Nam -Tibet Alliance Fighting for Freedom” is the only Unique and Official organization really fighting for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights for Vietnam and Tibet. The people of this organization have sacrificed all their life for their people, they have endured every kind of suffering and pain for the love of their country.

SOME CLARIFICATIONS ABOUT VIETNAM FLAG

The National Flag of Free Vietnam is not only the Former South Vietnam’s flag, but the

ONLY AND TRUE FLAG OF VIETNAM.

It has yellow background and three horizontal red bands in the middle of the flag. The yellow background represents the ancestral land and the skin color of Vietnamese race. The yellow color also represents earth (one of five elements – metal, wood, water, fire, and earth) symbolizing the territory and the national sovereignty. That is why the oriental emperors in the past wore Hoang Bao (yellow imperial robe) and proclaimed themselves Hoang De (Yellow Emperors).

The red color represents fire (one of five elements mentioned above). The red color is also the color of the South and symbolizes a brave, unsubmissive, heroic, and independent race in the south region, Vietnam, which is separated completely from the north region, China.

The three red bands represent the vietnamese blood, unifier of the three regions of Vietnam: North, Central, and South. But, these three regions unite in the national home, the home of Vietnamese people, who always love and protect one another.

In 40 AD, the Trung Sisters, on the elephants’ back, waved the Yellow Flag to fight against the Chinese invaders to regain independence for Vietnam. Since that year, the Yellow Flag appeared for the first time in the Vietnamese history.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam has been formed from the sacred energy of sky and earth of Vietnam together with indomitable spirit of Vietnamese people during almost two thousand years of history since this flag was officially adopted by an Ordinance. It represents the peaceful opportunity, the everlasting success, and the imposing victory of Vietnamese people.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam has been ups and downs with the Vietnamese people’s imposing history. It represents democracy, freedom, human rights, brave will, peace and prosperity, and unity during the course of building and protecting the country of Vietnamese’s ancestors.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam is not solely the property of any regime or any government. It is the state property of free Vietnamese people. Should a regime be rotten or a government be a lackey to foreign powers, the Free Vietnam National Flag does not risk a bad reputation. The Vietnamese people have to eliminate that regime or that government to protect their ancestors’ flag colors. We cannot rely on the argument that the previous regimes or governments were no longer existed in order to be indifferent to this flag.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam is the nation’s soul. The righteous cause, the fighting morale, and the unanimous unity depend on the presence of this flag. The Free Vietnam National Flag is a denotation to identify those who are Vietnamese freedom-loving people and those who are Vietnamese Communists and their servants. Where there is a National Flag of Free Vietnamese, there are love, democracy, freedom, and human rights.

At the present time. there are absolutely no freedom and no democracy of any kinds in Vietnam. Human rights are seriously abused by the Vietnamese communist regime.

During the course of fighting for freedom, democracy, and human rights of the people in Vietnam, real vietnamese people must have their whole-hearted support to maintain and wave high this National Flag of Free Vietnam until the freedom, democracy, and human rights are finally realized in Vietnam.

The great majority of the anti-communist Vietnamese organizations recognize the National Flag of Free Vietnam and consider this flag to be the soul of the unity and the struggle for just cause.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam continues to be the official emblem of Free Vietnam for the freedom-loving Vietnamese people in Vietnam and abroad.

The – Freedom – Democracy – Human rights – Loving Vietnamese – should always preserve the National Flag of Free Vietnam and together unite under this flag to fight for Freedom, Democracy, Human rights, well-fed and well-clothed condition, happiness, peace, and prosperity of Vietnamese people in Vietnam.

The National Flag of Free Vietnam also means human rights for Vietnamese people too.

With the glorious history of almost 2 thousand years of the National Flag of Free Vietnam, free vietnamese people hope, in the near future, the National Flag of Free Vietnam – yellow background with three red bands – will be fluttering so numerous as to cover the whole Vietnamese sky.

Contrast With The Vietnamese Communist Flag

The “yellow star on red background” flag of communist Vietnam called the Social Republic of Vietnam (SRV) first made its official appearance in September 1945, when Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam. As the SRV is now recognized by the United Nations and many nations in the world including the Unites States, its flag is questioned by all free Vietnamese around the world, including Vietnamese Americans.

Firstly, it is the symbol of a party imposed on the Vietnamese since August 1945. It was the official flag of the Indochinese Communist Party (1930-1945). Secondly, it is an international flag, not a national flag. each point of the yellow star represents one of the five protectorates of the Union of French Indochina: Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Cambodia, and Laos. By maintaining this flag, communist Vietnam on the one hand, harks back to a period of French colonialism, while on the other hand, keeping alive the imperialist ambition of an Indochinese Federation under Hanoi’s thumb.

Thirdly, it is a communist flag. The blood red color of the background refers to the violence of class struggle and the ultimate victory of the proletariat revolution throughout the world, as proclaimed by international communists. But international communism is dead with the downfall of Soviet Union in 1991.

In brief, the Vietnamese communist flag symbolizes an antithesis to the very idea of freedom and peace that Vietnamese Americans and free Vietnamese around the world want to foster in our community and in generations of younger Vietnamese.

A Choice of Hope and Love of freedom To Vietnamese refugees, the Vietnamese Communist flag is a nightmare and a reminder of death. It is a blood-reeking flag under which some three and a half million Vietnamese lives have been sacrificed for the war-mongering goals of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) as proclaimed in Hanoi’s national anthem, “Forward, Soldiers!” which says in part: “We swear to tear our enemies apart and drink their blood!”. 30,000 landowners were lynched to death or summarily executed by Vietnamese communists before the 1954

Geneva Agreement. Some 10000 civilians were shot and buried alive during the 1968 Tet Offensive. 80,000 religious leaders and political prisoners have been executed in “re- education” camps since 1975. Most Vietnamese Americans, having fled persecution and reprisals, find the display of the “yellow star on red background” flag insulting, offensive, and culturally insensitive. It is like flying the swastika flag of Nazi Germany in the presence of Jewish-Americans.

It is the same flag that decorates the medals on the chests of million Vietnamese who have fled communist totalitarianism since 1975 and have successfully resettled in “the Land of the Free”, the “three red stripes on yellow background” flag will always be a symbol of hope and love of freedom. It is the banner around which all free Vietnamese identify themselves and rally – as long as the dream of a free Vietnam remains alive and well.

 

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All the partecipants and speakers of the 7th International Conference of Tibet Support Groups

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LIÊN MINH VIỆT NAM TÂY TẠNG
THAM DỰ HỘI NGHỊ QUỐC TẾ ỦNG HỘ TÂY TẠNG TẠI BRUSSELLS
VƯƠNG QUỐC BỈ
MỘT SỰ KIÊN LỊCH SỬ

Hội nghị Quốc tế ủng hộ Tây Tạng lần lân thứ 7 đã được long trọng khai mạc tại Brussells, Thủ Phủ của Quốc Hội Âu Châu.
Với sự bảo trợ của QUỐC HỘI ÂU CHÂU và những Ủng Hộ Viên của Tây Tạng trên Toàn Thế Giới.
Có sự hiện diện của Đức Đạt Lai Lạt Ma thứ 14 và Tiến sĩ Lobsang Sangay
Thủ Tướng Tây Tạng Lưu Vong.
Cùng với sự tham dự của hơn 50 Quốc gia gồm 250 phái đoàn:
29 người gốc Trung Hoa và 103 tham dự viên gốc Âu Châu
còn lại là người Tây Tạng và một người Việt Nam duy nhất là cá nhân chúng tôi.
Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng được mời tham dự với tư cách chứng nhân của Chí Nguyện Đoàn thực hiện rải Truyền Đơn & Trương Biểu Ngữ chống Bọn xâm lược Đại Hán tại Thiên An Môn vào ngày 24 tháng 6/ 2016.
Trong 3 ngày Nghị Hội Đức Đạt Lai Lạt Ma và các Diễn Giả đã lên tiếng kêu gọi toàn cầu quan tâm và tìm ra giải pháp giải quyết vấn đề Tây Tạng trong ôn hòa.
Trước bối cảnh TÂY TẠNG bị BẮC KINH xâm chiếm lãnh thổ vi phạm nhân quyền với ý đồ đồng hóa và diệt chủng dân tộc Tây Tạng.
Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng Đại Diện là Ông Thupten Tenzin Chủ Tịch Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng đến từ Dharamsala (India) và chúng tôi Trần Quốc Huy ( PAC) Phó Chủ Tịch Lực Lượng Quốc Dân Dựng Cờ Dân Chủ và là Phát Ngôn Nhân của Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng đến từ Paris Pháp Quốc.
Đây là một sự kiện Lịch Sử để thắt chặt sự Liên Minh giữa hai DÂN TỘC Việt Nam và Tây Tạng vì NHÂN QUYỀN và trước sự thôn tính của Bắc Kinh đang không ngừng xâm lấn với ý đồ HÁN Hoá, diệt chủng dân tộc VIỆT NAM và TÂY TẠNG.
Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng đã có những bước đi khiêm nhường bằng Quyết Tâm Cứu Nước trải qua nhiều QUỐC GIA và xây dựng Cơ Sở ngay trong lòng đất Cộng sản Tàu đã thực hiện nhiều chiến dịch Cách Mạng liên kết với những Sắc Dân bị trị đã bị mất nước do bàn tay thô bạo của Cộng Sản Tàu.
Sự hiện diện của Phái Đoàn Việt Nam Tây Tạng với lá CỜ VÀNG 3 sọc đỏ biểu tượng của Việt Nam Tự Do và những Insignes Hai lá CỜ của LIÊN MINH VIỆT NAM TÂY TẠNG đã gây một niềm Hân Hoan cho BAN TỔ CHỨC và các tham dự viên trong ba ngày Nghị Hội tại Brussells.
Là người Việt Nam duy nhất tham dự Hội Nghị này với tư cách người con dân Nước VIỆT
Chúng tôi đã tận dụng cơ hội gởi một Thông điệp đến Toàn Hội Nghị về hành vi tội ác của Cộng Sản Tàu mượn qua tay Cộng sản Việt Nam diệt chủng Dân Tộc Việt Nam.
Trong ba ngày Hội Nghị với 50 Quốc gia và 250 Phái Đoàn hiện diện
Đã kết nối chặt chẽ và sẽ hợp tác qua qua mô hình vì Hòa Bình cho Thế Giới trước sự đe dọa trầm trọng của Bắc Kinh.
Chúng tôi vô cùng xúc động vì Ban Tổ Chức và Đại biểu của Nghị Viện Âu Châu bày tỏ sự quan tâm sâu xa cho trường hợp của Việt Nam trước thảm họa môi trường và vấn đề Biển Đông.
Nhân đây chúng tôi cũng bày tỏ với Quốc Hội Âu Châu đề nghị tạo điều kiện Tổ Chức cho Cộng Đồng Việt Nam một Hội Nghị Quốc tế tương tự như Tây Tạng hôm nay.
Ban Tổ chức đã hân hoan nhận lời
Đây là một việc với tầm vóc Quốc Gia và Quốc Tế
Liên Minh Việt Nam Tây Tạng thiết tha kêu gọi bàn tay tấm lòng và sự góp sức của Toàn Thể Cộng Đồng Người Việt yêu chuộng Tư Do trên toàn Thế Giới.

Trân Trọng
Ngày 10 tháng 09 /2016
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đã giúp Liên Minh hoàn thành chuyến công tác Hội Nghị Quớc Tế tại Brussells
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Nhân Sĩ Trần Bách Việt Canada
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Tibet Support Groups call for earnest dialogue to resolve Tibet issue
Yeshe Choesang, Tibet Post International
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All the partecipants and speakers of the 7th International Conference of Tibet Support Groups posing in inside of Saint-Louis University, Brussels, on Thursday, September 10, 2016. Photo: TPI

Brussels — Delegates from Tibet Support Groups based in 50 countries Saturdy urged the Chinese government to engage in an earnest dialogue with the Tibetan leadership to resolve the issue of Tibet on the basis of Middle-Way Approach, while reiterating their strong for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration leadership.
The Seventh International Conference of Tibet Support Groups, facilitated by the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) concludes three-day international conference in Brussels, the capital of European Union.

Over 250 delegates from 50 countries met to examine the current situation in Tibet, especially the political, human rights and environmental developments, and drew up plans for coordinated action to amplify the worldwide Tibet movement.

The delegates expressed its complete and continuing solidarity with the non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom and restoration of their fundamental human rights.

They also expressed great concern at the devastating impact of China’s policies on Tibet’s fragile and globally vital environment, notably the damming of Asia’s rivers, destructive mining practices and coercive settlement of Tibetan pastoral nomads.

Placing the responsibility of the crisis in Tibet on China and their failed policies, the TSGs said the Chinese government should implement real changes in its policies and behavior towards the Tibetans and resume dialogue with Tibetan representatives to arrive at a mutually beneficial agreement.

They further called on governments and the international community to resist Chinese pressure to endorse China’s claim to Tibet and urged them to persuade China’s leaders to abandon the shameless precondition.

“We reaffirm our commitment to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration leadership’s persistent call for earnest dialogue to resolve the Tibetan issue,” the TSGs said.

“We will further strengthen our efforts to press the international community to persuade the Chinese leadership to resume dialogue and will continue our dedication until a satisfactory solution has been achieved,” they added.

The three-day conference also outlined a series of Action Plans to be carefully considered and developed including joint and individual action by governments on violation of religious freedom, legal action in national courts on the basis of universal jurisdiction, action on language rights at the United Nations, list the 1959 Tibetan national uprising among the UNESCO’s heritage of Memories of the World, to press all affected countries in particular the PRC to enter into a water-sharing agreement regarding the waters originating from the Tibetan plateau.

Increasingly, a number of Chinese delegates, including intellectuals are also attending the Special International Tibet Support Group Meetings from 8-10 September. The first International Conference of Tibet Support Groups was held in 1990 in Dharamshala,India, seat of the Central Tibetan Administration.

The Tibetan leadership in exile repeatedly said the MWA neither seeks a “Greater Tibet” nor a “high degree of autonomy”, but “Genuine Autonomy” for all Tibetan people under a “single administration, to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet and to bring about stability and co-existence between peoples based on equality and mutual co-operation. But, in its 2015 white paper, China again rejected the approach.

“The Tibetan leadership remains firmly committed to the MW policy, and strongly believes that only way to resolve the issue of Tibet is through dialogue,” Dr Sangay who was re-elected as Sikyong, political leader of Tibetan people said during a two-day meeting of the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations, recently held in Dharamshala, India.

Tibet was invaded by Communist China, starting in 1949, Beijing calls a “peaceful liberation”. Since that time, over 1.2 million out of 6 Tibetans have been killed, over 6000 monasteries have been destroyed— the acts of murder, rape and arbitrary imprisonment, torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment were inflicted on the Tibetans inside Tibet.

Tibet was traditionally comprised of three main areas— U-tsang, Kham and Amdo provinces, covers an area of 870,000 square miles. After 1949, other Tibetan areas (Amdo and Kham) were incorporated into the neighboring, Chinese provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan.

Mass expulsions at globally renowned Buddhist institutes follow demolitions

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campaignICT report, September 15, 2016
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News is emerging of mass expulsions of religious practitioners from two major religious institutes in eastern Tibet, following the demolition of monks’ and nuns’ homes that began in July at Larung Gar in Serthar, eastern Tibet. Footage of the demolitions at Larung Gar in August received by ICT depicts homes being razed by Chinese work teams with heavy equipment.

Around 1000 religious practitioners were compelled to leave another major monastic encampment, Yachen Gar, in Pelyul (Chinese: Beiyu) county, Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) prefecture, Sichuan, although demolitions have not been reported at Yachen Gar. This follows an order to families by officials from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), stating that there would be severe consequences for those who did not recall their relatives from studying at the two religious institutes.

Three Tibetan nuns have committed suicide apparently linked to distress at the demolitions and restrictions at Larung Gar, which is one of the world’s largest monastic institutions with a population of thousands of Chinese and Tibetan practitioners.

Both Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, about 300 kilometers southwest, have become prominent in both Tibet and China in recent years as vital centers for the study, practice, and promotion of Buddhist teachings otherwise difficult to access or non-existent in regular monasteries and nunneries due to restrictions put in place by the Chinese government.
According to various Tibetan sources, a large number of Tibetan religious practitioners have been forced to leave Larung Gar in Serthar (Chinese: Seda), in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan (the Tibetan area of Kham). The exact number is not known due to tight security restrictions in the area, with communications blocked in order to prevent information reaching the outside world. “A huge number of people have been forced to leave and return to their home areas, such as Lithang in Kham,” said one Tibetan source. “It is believed the authorities plan to prevent people staying there permanently in future unless they are from the immediate local area.”

Monks and nuns from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), where the crackdown has been particularly intense, have been targeted for expulsion in both religious institutes.

Human Rights Watch reported that since about April, up to 1,000 nuns at Yachen Gar, another major monastic encampment, had been compelled to leave the institution and return to their homes. All the nuns were from the TAR, and instructions to leave came from TAR officials, not the local authorities. Yachen Gar, about 300 kilometers southwest of Larung Gar, has an estimated 10,000 residents, mostly nuns, and has not experienced major demolitions in recent months.[1]

Several hundred homes were destroyed at Larung Gar in the first week of demolitions in July, and since then hundreds more, with government workers demolishing around 2,000 dwellings in recent weeks.[2] Although Tibetan sources stated that compensation was promised by the local authorities to those who had lost their homes, none has yet materialized according to the same sources. According to reports received by ICT, demolition has now stopped although it is likely to resume next year, if not before.

Monks, nuns and local people have followed the appeals of religious leaders at the monastery not to obstruct the demolitions or to protest, despite deep distress in the religious community. The Tibetan lamas in charge of Larung Gar, who have followings of hundreds of thousands of Buddhists in China and across the world, urged calm as the demolitions began in July, advising monks and nuns to continue with their studies and that it is important to focus on the Buddhist teachings, not the destruction of physical dwellings.[3]

But the demolitions led to the suicides of three nuns, according to reports from the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia. Tsering Dolma, 20, from Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) in Sichuan, left a note to say that she had hanged herself “when she could no longer bear the pain of seeing the destruction of Larung Gar”, according to a source living in the area cited by RFA’s Tibetan Service.[4] A nun named Semga, a native of Dowa village in Ngaba’s Dzamthang (Rangtang) county, also killed herself, though details on how and when she died were not immediately available, while a third nun attempted suicide “though others intervened in time and saved her,” the same source said. The deaths follow the suicide on July 20 of Rinzin Dolma, a nun who hanged herself as Chinese work crews began to tear down monks’ and nuns’ houses, according to RFA.

Demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar

The demolitions at Larung Gar were first outlined in an order issued by the county government – which also gave no indication that Larung Gar’s religious leaders had any involvement in the process of decision-making. The order stated that homes for all but 5,000 monks, nuns and laypeople would be demolished, and that “By September 30, 2017 the population of the encampment must be limited to 5,000 persons” (translated into English by Human Rights Watch). A report in the Chinese state media stated an unnamed official saying that: “Only the more than [sic] 8,000 registered nuns and monks could reside in Larung Gar. If foreigners undergo the monastery’s registration procedures, they are also allowed to stay there, the anonymous official noted.” (Global Times, July 27, 2016).[5]

The population of Larung Gar is believed to be at least 10,000, consisting of monks, nuns and laypeople who attend teachings. There are students of the teachers at Larung Gar across the world, in China, India, and the West as well as in different areas of Tibet.

According to the article in the Chinese media, the Kardze government denied destruction at Larung Gar, saying that it had “renovated one of the world’s largest Buddhist learning centers to prevent fires and to ease crowd levels”.[6]

In 2014, news emerged that families from Jomda (Chinese: Jiangda) county in Chamdo (Chinese: Changdu) in the TAR were threatened with punishment, including withdrawal of government aid, if they failed to bring home any of their relatives who are monks and nuns in Buddhist centers outside the TAR, notably Larung Gar and Yachen Gar. The Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia reported that the recall order, issued at a county-wide meeting held early this month, echoed similar efforts in Driru (Biru) county in the TAR’s neighboring Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture to more tightly control the movements of monks and nuns and size of monasteries in areas seen by the Chinese government as centers of resistance.[7]

Matteo Mecacci, President of the ICT, said: “Expulsion of genuine religious practitioners, the imposition of intimidating levels of security and the bulldozing of homes are not the way to address genuine concerns on sanitation and over-crowding; instead they point to intensifying oppression and restrictions on religious freedom. Both Larung Gar and Yachen Gar are peaceful and vibrant centres of Buddhist teachings where Tibetans and Chinese from across the PRC gather to study and meditate under the guidance of respected Tibetan lamas. Larung Gar is famous across the world, and these demolitions and expulsions are shocking to Buddhists everywhere.

“It is essential that adequate compensation and rehousing are made to those who lost their homes due to demolition, and that monks and nuns are allowed to stay and to peacefully practise their religious studies. Their safety and welfare are of paramount importance. The demands by the authorities in the TAR must also be addressed by the Chinese government – both the threats to families and the removal of monks and nuns who are simply seeking to study the teachings and carry out their religious practice is unacceptable. ”

A threat to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist teachings: submission to U.N. Rapporteur on Larung Gar

In a letter to the U.N. Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, submitted before the opening of the UN Human Rights Council session on September 13 (2016), ICT stated: “The order authorizing and announcing the demolitions at Larung Gar indicates that leading personnel was obliged to attend meetings for ‘promoting law and ideological guidance’, at the same time ordinary monks and nuns were forced to attend ‘legal education’ and to write ‘compliance letters’. While this involuntary indoctrination signifies the repressive nature of the authorities’ measures at Larung Gar, it also becomes apparent that members of the institute have merely been assembled to ‘hear the announcement’, whereas there is no clause about their involvement in the discussion, decision-making or drafting of the order.”

The original order on demolitions and expulsions also demands that “not more than 1,000 [monks and nuns] can come from other provinces” which implies that not merely infrastructural or technical considerations have been relevant for defining who and how many practitioners have to leave. The restrictions imposed on practitioners from other areas is consistent with tightening measures elsewhere, which has serious implications for the survival of Tibetan Buddhist institutions and practice, particularly because the teachings are based on oral transmission.

The Chinese authorities have imposed sweeping new restrictions on monks and nuns studying in provinces away from their home area, on pilgrimage, and also in order to prevent Tibetans travelling to teachings by the Dalai Lama outside Tibet, and to punish those who do.[8]

In the letter to the Rapporteur, ICT also stated that with regard to the lack of participation of concerned monks and nuns, the Chinese authorities have failed to – as stipulated by U.N. Human Rights Council resolution 6/37 (2007) – “exert the utmost efforts, (…), to ensure that religious places, sites, shrines and symbols are fully respected and protected and to take additional measures in cases where they are vulnerable to desecration or destruction”. This means that the concerns of relevant religious practitioners on the ground would need to be heard before a religious site is to be demolished or altered in any way, in order to fully respect and protect the religious site, particularly given the importance of Larung Gar not only within the PRC but also globally.

Larung Gar was founded by the late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok to provide a training center for Tibetan Buddhism and to meet the need for renewal of meditation and scholarship all over Tibet in the wake of China’s Cultural Revolution. It began as a handful of students studying with the Khenpo, to later become one of the most influential and important Buddhist institutions worldwide; by 2002 it had over 8,000 disciples, including a sizable Chinese population.

The late Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok had also traveled extensively within China, giving Buddhist teachings in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. His students are now in China, India and the West.

Expulsions at Yachen Gar

Nuns and monks at the religious encampment of Yachen Gar were taught by the late Nyingmapa lama, Achuk Khenpo Rinpoche. Earlier demolitions of hundreds of dwellings at Larung Gar in 2001 – unprecedented in scale since the Cultural Revolution – were followed by demolition of meditation huts at Yachen Gar too. Yachen Gar is located in the grasslands in the area traditionally known as Tromthar, now part of Pelyul county of Sichuan Province. More than 800 dwellings were destroyed there in 2001, with nuns even being forced to carry out the destruction themselves. One nun who had studied at Yachen for nearly five years told ICT, “They said we had to destroy our homes ourselves and if we didn’t, then the police would come and take our belongings. So most of the nuns did wreck their homes by pushing the mud walls in. We were all crying and sobbing but what else are we supposed to do? If we didn’t push the walls down ourselves they would beat us and take our belongings. At the meeting in front of the main prayer hall, the work teams said if we could keep all our belongings if we destroyed the house ourselves.”[9]

According to new information from Tibet, up to 1,000 nuns from the TAR studying at Yachen Gar are being forced to leave by officials in the TAR. According to Human Rights Watch, Yachen Gar residents from areas outside the TAR have not been threatened or ordered to leave. The nuns are unlikely to be allowed to attend nunneries in their home areas in the TAR, given restrictions there.
Footnotes:
[1] Human Rights Watch report, September 14, 2016, ‘China: 1,000 Evictions from Tibetan Buddhist Centers’, https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/09/14/china-1000-evictions-tibetan-buddhist-centers
[2] See HRW report, ibid
[3] ICT report, July 25, 2016, https://www.savetibet.org/demolitions-begin-at-larung-gar-monastery-for-the-world-as-religious-teachers-urge-calm/
[4] RFA report, August 29, 2016, http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/suicides-08292016143614.html
[5] http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/996484.shtml
[6] Global Times, July 27, 2016
[7] “Government workers claimed that the order had come from [China’s] central government and must be obeyed, with consequences spelled out for noncompliance,” said a Tibetan source. Radio Free Asia report, October 24, 2014, http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/return-10242014162330.html
[8] The measures make it almost impossible for monks and nuns who wish to travel outside the PRC to receive instruction from teachers who are in exile, and difficult for exiled teachers to get permission to travel within Tibet to give teachings. ICT report, July 13, 2015: “‘A policy alienating Tibetans’: New ICT report on systematic denial of passports to Tibetans”. Also see ICT report, https://www.savetibet.org/china-tightens-control-prevents-pilgrimage-before-major-dalai-lama-teaching-in-exile/
[9] ICT report, November 14, 2001, https://www.savetibet.org/destruction-of-monasteries-spreads-in-tibet/

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Email: press@savetibet.org
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Sakharov Prize 2016: nominees revealed Article – Institutions / Human rights

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Article – Institutions / Human rights − 15-09-2016 – 17:19
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160909STO41754/sakharov-prize-2016-nominees-revealed

Journalist Can Dündar and fellow defenders of freedom of thought and expression in Turkey, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, the Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar as well as Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti are this year’s nominees for the Sakharov Prize. The Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize every year to honour exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The laureate is selected in late October.

The nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought are:

Can Dündar

Can Dündarn the former editor-in-chief of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, was arrested last November after his newspaper reported on Turkey’s intelligence service smuggling arms to rebels in Syria. He was later sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison for “revealing state secrets”, survived an assassination attempt and now lives in exile. He w nominated by Greens/EFA, EFDD and GUE/NGL.

Mustafa Dzhemilev

Mustafa Dzhemilev, former chair of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars People (Tatar parliament), a former Soviet dissident and a Ukrainian MP, has been standing up for human and minority rights for more than half a century. He was six months old when he and his family were deported to central Asia along with all other Crimean Tatars and was only able to come back 45 years later. Now, after Russia annexed Crimea, the human rights activist is again barred from entering the peninsula. He was nominated by EPP and ECR.

Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar

Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar. are advocates for the Yazidi community and for women surviving sexual enslavement by Islamic State. They are both from Kocho, one of the villages near Sinjar, Iraq, which was taken over by Islamic State in the summer of 2014, and are among the thousands of Yazidi girls and women abducted by Islamic State militants and forced into sex slavery. Murad is also a promoter for recognition of the Yazidi genocide. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar were nominated by S&D. Murad Basee was also nominated separately by ALDE.

Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti, a peaceful advocate of China’s Uyghur minority, is serving a life sentence in prison. He was convicted on charges of “separatism” for co-founding the website Uyghur Online, designed to promote understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. He was nominated by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk and 42 other MEPs.

The procedure

The candidates will be presented at a joint meeting of the committees dealing with foreign affairs, development and human rights on Thursday 6 October from 8.30 to 10.30 CET. The vote for the shortlist of three finalists will be held during a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and development committee. The Conference of Presidents, made up of the Parliament President and the political group leaders, will announce the winner(s) of the 2016 Sakharov Prize on 27 October.

The Sakharov Prize

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Parliament. It was set up in 1988 to honour individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. Last year the prize was awarded to Raif Badawi.

Nominations for the Sakharov Prize can be made by political groups or by at least 40 MEPs. Based on the nominations, the foreign affairs and development committees vote on a shortlist of three finalists. After that the Conference of Presidents, made up of the EP President and the leaders of the political groups, select the winner.
REF. : 20160909STO41754
Updated: (16-09-2016 – 09:43

Vietnamese Freedom Fighter Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hạnh A message to Xi Jinping , President of the Chinese government, and to all the other Chinese authorities.

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Vietnamese Freedom Fighter Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hạnh

  a Founder and Leader of the Vietnam – Tibet Alliance

A message to Xi Jinping , President of the Chinese government, and to all the other Chinese authorities.

With a long history of over a thousand years, Chinese invaders have failed to take over our country by force. Our hero and heroine Trung and Trieu fought bravely and turned them back. Thoat Hoan and Ma Vien, after being defeated by our army, had to hide themselves in a copper tube in order to return to China alive. For the past thousand years, China always dreamed of taking over our country by force, but that dream is hopeless. We have been strengthening our motherland for thousands of years. Our ancestors were able to turn back the Chinese invaders, we must do the same thing today and force them out of our country.
Today, China has had success in building up a Communist Party, who are reigning over our country and obeys China. The Vietnamese Communist Government may offer our motherland to China, but the inhabitants and citizens of our whole country can still fight, no matter the price.
“We must fight even if we have to sacrifice our own lives, we will have freedom even if we have to trade our own blood and flesh!”
Today, in Tibet, they only have one way for their idea of FREEDOM to be heard by the world, and that is by burning themselves. Our Vietnamese will never burn ourselves, however we will burn down the brutal reign over our citizens.
I am sending this message to Xi Jinping and to the Chinese Communist party, that you must return without any condition the land and islands that you stole from us or had been donated to you by the Vietnamese Communist Government.
The FREEDOM will come to China, Tibet, Shinjang, Muslim and Hmong. If there are any casualties, they will be the responsibility of Red China.

I am only a little Vietnamese woman , the next generation of the heroine Trung and Trieu . I would like to declare
the final fight with the invaders from the Vietnamese communist party , the unacceptable government who try to sell our Viet Nam beloved country to Red China .

“Whoever occurred the bloody fight Must pay back by his own blood.”

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh

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Tibet Support Groups call for earnest dialogue to resolve Tibet issue

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Tibet Support Groups call for earnest dialogue to resolve Tibet issue

Brussels — Delegates from Tibet Support Groups based in 50 countries Saturdy urged the Chinese government to engage in an earnest dialogue with the Tibetan leadership to resolve the issue of Tibet on the basis of Middle-Way Approach, while reiterating their strong for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration leadership.

The Seventh International Conference of Tibet Support Groups, facilitated by the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) concludes three-day international conference in Brussels, the capital of European Union.

Over 250 delegates from 50 countries met to examine the current situation in Tibet, especially the political, human rights and environmental developments, and drew up plans for coordinated action to amplify the worldwide Tibet movement.

The delegates expressed its complete and continuing solidarity with the non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom and restoration of their fundamental human rights.

They also expressed great concern at the devastating impact of China’s policies on Tibet’s fragile and globally vital environment, notably the damming of Asia’s rivers, destructive mining practices and coercive settlement of Tibetan pastoral nomads.

Placing the responsibility of the crisis in Tibet on China and their failed policies, the TSGs said the Chinese government should implement real changes in its policies and behavior towards the Tibetans and resume dialogue with Tibetan representatives to arrive at a mutually beneficial agreement.

They further called on governments and the international community to resist Chinese pressure to endorse China’s claim to Tibet and urged them to persuade China’s leaders to abandon the shameless precondition.

“We reaffirm our commitment to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration leadership’s persistent call for earnest dialogue to resolve the Tibetan issue,” the TSGs said.

“We will further strengthen our efforts to press the international community to persuade the Chinese leadership to resume dialogue and will continue our dedication until a satisfactory solution has been achieved,” they added.

The three-day conference also outlined a series of Action Plans to be carefully considered and developed including joint and individual action by governments on violation of religious freedom, legal action in national courts on the basis of universal jurisdiction, action on language rights at the United Nations, list the 1959 Tibetan national uprising among the UNESCO’s heritage of Memories of the World, to press all affected countries in particular the PRC to enter into a water-sharing agreement regarding the waters originating from the Tibetan plateau.

Increasingly, a number of Chinese delegates, including intellectuals are also attending the Special International Tibet Support Group Meetings from 8-10 September. The first International Conference of Tibet Support Groups was held in 1990 in Dharamshala,India, seat of the Central Tibetan Administration.

The Tibetan leadership in exile repeatedly said the MWA neither seeks a “Greater Tibet” nor a “high degree of autonomy”, but “Genuine Autonomy” for all Tibetan people under a “single administration, to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet and to bring about stability and co-existence between peoples based on equality and mutual co-operation. But, in its 2015 white paper, China again rejected the approach.

“The Tibetan leadership remains firmly committed to the MW policy, and strongly believes that only way to resolve the issue of Tibet is through dialogue,” Dr Sangay who was re-elected as Sikyong, political leader of Tibetan people said during a two-day meeting of the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations, recently held in Dharamshala, India.

Tibet was invaded by Communist China, starting in 1949, Beijing calls a “peaceful liberation”. Since that time, over 1.2 million out of 6 Tibetans have been killed, over 6000 monasteries have been destroyed— the acts of murder, rape and arbitrary imprisonment, torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment were inflicted on the Tibetans inside Tibet.

Tibet was traditionally comprised of three main areas— U-tsang, Kham and Amdo provinces, covers an area of 870,000 square miles. After 1949, other Tibetan areas (Amdo and Kham) were incorporated into the neighboring, Chinese provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan.