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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Day of Action

Today, January 26th, marks the three year anniversary of Lobsang Dhondup's execution by Chinese authorities. This is also the three year anniversary of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's death sentence being upheld by a Chinese court. Both men were wrongfully convicted by the Chinese government in connection with a serious of bombings in Eastern Tibet. International outcry over the secrecy of the first trial led the Chinese government to conduct a second "public" trial, which was again conducted in secret without any international monitoring. It was after this second trial that Lobsang Dhondup was executed and Tenzin Delek's death sentence was upheld. Independent reports by human rights organizations have shown no link between Tenzin Delek and the bombings, and the Chinese government has provided no credible evidence linking him to the bombings.

After a large and successful international campaign Tenzin Delek's death sentence was commuted to life in prison last year - but the fight is not over. Today we remind the Chinese government that an innocent man was killed, and another innocent man sits in jail, so that they can continue the illegal occupation of Tibet. We also remind them that we will not allow these injustices to stand, and our outrage will continue until justice is done.

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