Thursday, May 17, 2007
May 17th: The day Chinese Govt. kidnapped Tibet's Panchen Lama
I recieved this in my email from SFT:
Please support the Panchen Lama and Take Action!
12 years ago on May 17th (Thursday) the Chinese government kidnapped
the Panchen Lama, a 6-year old boy named Gedun Choekyi Nyima. A few
weeks ago on April 25th, the Panchen Lama's 18th birthday, Tashi Lhunpo
Monastery repeated its demands to the Chinese government that it
provide exact information concerning his whereabouts.
Thus, we are requesting an email, fax or letter be sent to the Chinese
embassy in Prague, Czech Republic, to coincide with a public event on
May 17th (lungta.cz/panchenlama).
In addition to this action, we encourage the support of an ongoing
campaign which invites concerned individuals to take an active role in
helping to find the Panchen Lama. Even though 18, the Chinese
government recently said it still regards Gedun Choekyi Nyima as a boy
and will not allow him access to the world community.
You are therefore encouraged to make pledges toward an ongoing reward
fund which currently totals $32,490 USD; 78 pledges from donors living
in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, UK and the USA. To make it clear, pledge
money will not be collected until contact has been made via the
campaign. Visit tashilhunpo.org/amber_alert for information.
c/o Czech Chinese Embassy
Prague 6-Bubenec 16000
Phone 420-224311323, 233028898
FAX 420-224319888, 233028845
Dear Yuzhen Huo,
Please provide the world community with verifiable information in
regard to the exact whereabouts and well-being of Gedun Choekyi Nyima,
The Panchen Lama.