Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Congressional Caucus on Tibet formed

On Tuesday, the Tibetan Caucus was formed by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-C.A.) and Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-H.I.) in order to gain Congressional support for the Dalai Lama, and to raise awareness of the Chinese government’s human rights violations towards the people of Tibet.

Last August, Rohrabacher introduced H. Res 610, which calls for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics unless China ends human rights violations against its own people and the people of Tibet, Burma, North Korea, East Turkestan, and Sudan.

Rohrabacher and Abercrombie will be co-chairs of the Tibetan Caucus.

The recent crackdown on Tibetan protestors has prompted Rohrabacher to contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-C.A.), urging her to consider a boycott of the Olympics.

“The United States cannot continue to hide behind the spirit of the Olympics as an excuse to turn a blind eye to the Chinese regime’s horrifying human rights record,” said Rohrabacher.

To read H. Res 610, click here.


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