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Start: 10/07/2009 13:00
Events for October 2009
01 October 2009
As Communist China celebrates its 60th birthday, the Dui Hua Foundation has suggested that the Chinese government declare a special pardon of long-serving prisoners. The proposal is apparently currently being debated in China.
21 October 2009
UN Resolution 1353
The first United Nation Resolution on the question of Tibet was passed on 21 October 1959.
Ireland and Malaya requested consideration of "The Question of Tibet" in the UN General Assembly. Resolution 1353 (XIV) was adopted by a vote of 45 to 9, with 26 abstentions.
Read the Resolution
07 October 2009
2009 Light of Truth Awards
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) presents the Light of Truth Awards annually to individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet and the Tibetan struggle for human rights and democratic freedoms. It is the most prestigious award in the Tibet movement and is presented by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on behalf of ICT.
When: October 7, 2009 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
For more information about this event, please visit http://www.savetibet.org/dalai-lama-washington-dc-visit-october-2009.
31 October 2009
A week-long exhibition
Opening 5:30pm, Sunday 1st November 2009
Running till 7th November, 3-8pm, everyday
Students for a Free Tibet, Bangladesh
in partnership with
Into Exile | Tibet 1949 - 2009
With a written history of more than 2,000 years, Tibet existed as an independent sovereign state prior to Chinese rule. As recently as 1914, a peace convention was signed by Britain, China and Tibet that again formally recognized Tibet as a fully independent country. Invaded by China in 1949, the independent peaceful country of Tibet was forced to face the direct loss of life that comes from military invasion and, soon after, the loss of universal freedoms that stemmed from Chinese Communist ideology. Having no representation in the United Nations, the world largely stood by and allowed China’s occupation and destruction to happen.
Tibetans, both inside & outside Tibet have demonstrated repeatedly for independence from China. The fate of Tibet’s unique national, cultural, environmental and religious identity continues to be seriously threatened and manipulated by the Chinese Government today.
This series of images intend to portray, in whatever small fraction, the journey of Tibetans from their Homeland to Exile