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European Parliament Resolution on Human Rights in Tibet (May, 1996) [p.312]



Resolution on human rights in Tibet

The European Parliament,

- recalling its earlier resolutions on the situation in Tibet,

A. gravely concerned by reports from Beijing and Lhasa that the Chinese authorities of occupied Tibet have widened a ban on pictures of the Dalai Lama from monasteries and temples to include schools and private homes, whereas pictures of the Dalai Lama in Tibet had been allowed since 1979,

B. deploring that, according to these reports, house-to-house searches are being made to check for possession of photographs of the Dalai Lama,

C. noting the reports of death and serious injury of a number of Tibetans as a result of violent suppression of the resulting protest,

1 Deplores China's increasing policy of repression and intimidation, as well as their continued policy of transferring population, in Tibet;

2. Calls on the Chinese authorities to respect the freedom of religion of the Tibetan people;

3. Urges the Chinese authorities to ensure that all those injured are allowed access to medical treatment without fear of arrest or intimidation;

4 Instructs its Delegation for Relations with China to raise these issues with their counterparts during the upcoming meeting in Beijing in an appropriate manner;

5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Tibetan Government in Exile.

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