Dharamshala, India —Speaking to a group of Vietnamese devotees, including business leaders, artists, intellectuals and members of youth delegations for a second time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said "Everybody has an equal right to be happy", even the 7 billion human beings alive today can be categorized into three groups that includes non-believers.

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) on Wednesday said it gravely concerned about China’s harsh sentencing of Tibetan language rights activist Tashi Wangchuk. The DROI called on China to drop the charges against the Tibetan language rights advocate and release him as per an official resolution passed by the European Parliament this January.

Washington, DC — The United States government said Tuesday it was "deeply disappointed" and expressed concerned over the decision by the government of the People's Republic of China to send the Tibetan language rights advocate to jail for five years over "inciting separatism" for exercising his fundamental freedom of expression.

London — For over 20 years, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, has been missing after he and his family were detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing. Tibetans and Tibet Groups around the globe are calling on world leaders to act urgently and robustly to confront the communist China over the Buddhist monk's disappearance.

Ottawa, Canada —The Government of Canada through its embassy in China Wednesday issued a statement calling on the Chinese government for the immediate and unconditional release of Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk and expressed strong concerns about the lack of Tibetan-language education in Tibet.

Brussels, Belgium — The European Union Wednesday said it expects the Chinese authorities to respect the right to freedom of expression of all citizens as recognised by China's Constitution and in line with China’s international law obligations and demanded the immediate release of jailed language rights advocate of Tibet.

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