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Dalai Lama urges China to stop using force as several killed in Tibet

March 14, 2008

DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) – The Dalai Lama said Friday he was “deeply concerned” over the situation in Tibet and appealed to China to “stop using force” several people were killed in the biggest protests against Chinese rule in two decades.

Tibetan Buddhist monks walk past police cars near Labrang Monastery, ...
Tibetan Buddhist monks walk past police cars near Labrang Monastery, Gansu Province. Gunfire was heard in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, according to the US embassy who citied several reports from American citizens.(AFP/Mark Ralston)

“I am deeply concerned over the situation that has been developing in Tibet following peaceful protests in many parts of Tibet, including Lhasa, in recent days,” Tibet’s exiled Buddhist spiritual leader said in a statement from India.

“These protests are a manifestation of the deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present governance,” said the Nobel peace laureate.

“I therefore appeal to the Chinese leadership to stop using force and address the long-simmering resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue with the Tibetan people.”

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080314/ts_afp/chinatibetreligionprotestrightsdalai_
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Nepali police charge at demonstrating Tibetan monks and protesters ...
Nepali police charge at demonstrating Tibetan monks and protesters with batons at Baudha in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu March 14, 2008. The Tibetan refugees residing in Nepal were showing their solidarity with the demonstrating Tibetans in China. Shops were set on fire in violence in Tibet’s capital of Lhasa on Friday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported after days of rare street protests in the contested region.
REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar (NEPAL)

Human Rights: Looking for Nepal’s ‘Disappeared’

July 21, 2007

By Mark Dummett
BBC News, Kathmandu

Ram Prasad Acharya disappeared four years ago.

The last time his wife, Ruku, saw him he was being dragged out of their house by soldiers, wrapped in a blanket.

It was 3:45 in the morning and he was not given time to dress.

He is one of 937 Nepalese civilians who the International Committee of the Red Cross has listed as missing; their whereabouts still unknown, a year after the decade-long conflict ended.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6295374.stm