Dharamshala, 19 April 2014: - A prominent Tibetan ex-political prisoner has urged the Norwegian Nobel committee to give this year's Peace Prize to Ismael Moreno, a Spanish High Court Judge who issued arrest warrants for five top Chinese ex-leaders for crimes against humanity in Tibet.
"Spanish High Court Judge Moreno's outstanding accomplishment must be recognized by awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize and International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award," said Ven Bagdro, a former political prisoner and the author of "A Hell on Earth."
The Tibetan monk said that "the legacy of Judge Ismael Moreno's judgement will be forever etched in the annals of Tibet history." He said he would like to convey "their deepest gratitude to judge Moreno, on behalf of the Tibetans inside Tibet, who have been suffering Chin's oppression for over half century."
His comments came during a speech at a press conference in Dharamshala, to mark the launch of his new book. The new book titled 'Wanted Repressive Leaders", was launched by Dr Kherab, a member of the Tibetan parliament in exile.
Speaking at the book launch, Dr Kherab said 'Dr Zhu weiqun, the vice director of the United Front Work Department has issued orders to Chinese authorities to crack down hard on Tibetans in Tibet during his recent visit to the region.'
Dr Kherab praised Ven Bagdro for his effort and hard work for Tibetan cause. "As the author has explained, after all of his hard work, this book has supplied a true evidence, to let the world know about many real situations in Tibet," he added.
The book contains of 8 chapters, including "Crimes against humanity in Tibet" and "10th Panchen Lama's assassination by poisoning" and is available in both Tibetan and English.
"Spain's Judge Ismael Moreno, who uphold truth and justice with a great courage, is one of the most exceptional judges in the world," ven Bagdro sai, adding: "As someone who values justice greater than trade interests of his country".
"Judge Moreno has delivered a fair judgement on former Chinese leaders over alleged "genocide, torture, and crimes humanity" committed against the people of Tibet," he added.
"The UN, International courts and world governments however continue to remain a mute spectator on the Tibet crisis compromised by the economic interest," Ven Bagdro stressed.
The Spanish judge February this year ordered Interpol to issue the arrest order seeking capture and imprisonment of former President Jiang Zemin for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. He issued similar orders for , ex-Prime Minister Li Peng and others Chinese officials in the 1980s and 1990s. The case was brought by Tibetan rights groups and a monk with Spanish nationality.