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17june20101Dharamshala: Mr. Joseph Macedo, representative of Amnesty International (AI) in France, paid a 5-day long unofficial visit on 13th June to Dharamshala, the site of Tibetan Government in Exile and second home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Mr. Joseph, who was in charge of AI's China division, met with newly-arrived Tibetan refugees at the Tibetan Reception Center and visited the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute as well as Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. He had also meetings with the deputy speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Mrs.Dolma Gyari, and its Standing Committee members.

At some meetings with heads of Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy and UN, EU and Human Rights Desk of Department of Information and International Relations, Mr. Josephe discussed about human rights situation in Tibet.

Beside meetings with representatives of various Tibetan NGOs and some Tibetan former political prisoners like Ama Adhe and Palden Gyatso, he also joined local Indians and Tibetans in celebrating the 50 years Indo-Tibetan Friendship ceremony chaired by exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday.

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