Report: Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance, E/CN.4/1996/95 (excerpt) [p.105]
Economic and Social Council
15 December 1995
ENGLISH Original: French
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Item 18 of the provisional agenda
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF INTOLERANCE AND OF DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RELIGION OR BELIEF
Report submitted by Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, Special Rapporteur, in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1995/23
VI: STATUS OF COMMUNICATIONS SINCE THE FIFTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
40. In the case of China, the first urgent appeal concerned Father Chadrel Rimpoche, head of the committee to seek to identify the successor to the Panchen Lama, and his assistant, who were allegedly arrested at Chengdu on 17 May 1995. The monks of Tashilhampo Monastery are also reportedly compelled to undergo re-education sessions on the issue of choosing the successor to the Panchen Lama. The second urgent appeal concerned Mr. Yulo Dawa Tsering, a high-ranking Tibetan monk who was released on 6 November 1994, and whom the Special Rapporteur consulted during his visit to China. Mr. Yula Dawa Tsering is allegedly being held incummonicado in the Rabses district of Lhasa. The Special Rapporteur drew attention to the commitment made by the Chinese authorities during his visit that Mr. Yula Dawa Tsering would not suffer in any way as a result of his interview.
41. The Special Rapporteur is still waiting for a reply from the Chinese authorities to these urgent appeals (the first appeal having been followed by a reminder).