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EP-Tibet-2013Brussels: The 97th Tibet Intergroup meeting was held at the European parliament on 28th Oct, 2013. It was presided over by the president of the Tibet Intergroup in the European Parliament, MEP Thomas Mann.

According to a report by the Central Tibetan Administration, the Intergroup meeting was attended by MEPs, officials of office of Tibet, Brussels assistants of MEPs, International Campaign for Tibet officials, members of think-tank groups in Brussels, members of Tibet support groups and members of Tibetan community in Belgium.

The special guest for the 97th Tibet Intergroup was Mr Gabriel Lafitte, an expert and researcher on mining and exploitation of natural resources in Tibet, presented his new book "Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the roof of the World.

He also spoke on the issue of rampant exploitation of natural resources on industrial scale in Tibet and how such mining activities are affecting Tibet's fragile environment.

During the meeting, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Representative, Mr Ngodup Dorjee, spoke on the chronology of recent incidents and repression taking place in Driru county.

The representatives of Tibetan community who are originally from Driru county spoke on the resistance, arrests, harassment of the local Tibetan population by the Chinese authorities and they also presented a report on recent tragic events in Driru county.

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