Monday, March 24, 2008

Tibet Update, Call For Bush To Boycott Games

The situation in Tibet continues to spiral out of control as Communist China flexes its muscle while George W. Bush stands idly by twiddling his thumbs. How about taking decisive action, acting like a WORLD LEADER by announcing to the world that America is officially withdrawing from China's Olympic games, and challenging all Democracies of the world to follow suit. Meanwhile, below are some breaking articles from Reuters.

24 Mar 2008 03:57:42 GMT

Source: Reuters

CARACAS, March 23 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez blamed the United States for violent protests in Tibet during the last two weeks that he said were aimed at trying to destabilize China.

In comments reported by his press office on Sunday, Chavez said the protests were an example of the U.S. "empire" "going against China" and trying to divide the Asian powerhouse.

Communist China has occupied Tibet, a Buddhist region previously ruled by monks, since a military invasion in 1950.

At least 19 people were killed after protests and rioting against the occupation broke out on March 10.

China has been widely criticized for a crackdown against the demonstrators ahead of August's Olympic games to be held in Beijing.

24 Mar 2008 09:53:45 GMT

Source: Reuters

DHARAMSALA, India, March 24 (Reuters) - The Tibetan government-in-exile has raised its confirmed death toll from clashes between Chinese authorities and Tibetan protesters to 130, a spokesman said on Monday.

"It's 130, mainly from eastern and northeastern parts of Tibet," Thubten Samphel, a spokesman for the government-in-exile, told Reuters. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)

Human Rights Watch has called for the Chinese government to:

  • lift its lock-down of all Tibetan areas, including allowing full media access;
  • account for the missing and dead from this month's protests;
  • publish the names of all individuals detained and their places of detention; and
  • give immediate access to independent monitors who can investigate whether detainees are being tortured or mistreated.

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