Tokyo, Japan – Chinese and Japanese supporters of democracy in China, representatives of the Tibetan, Uyghur, South Mongolian, Hong Kong and Falun Gong communities gathered at Bukyoku Kumin Hall in Tokyo, to mark the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 2023, and declared: "Let not forget the Tiananmen Square Massacre."
Tibetan activists marked the 34th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square
Dharamshala, India – Tibetan activists in Dharamshala commemorated the 34th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests that took place in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on June 4, 1989, and expressed their solidarity with them. The activists urged world leaders and the international community to support the victims of the Chinese Communist Party and call on China to respect human rights in Tibet and China.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Edgars Rinkevics on his election as President of Latvia
Dharamshala – His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Edgars Rinkevics to congratulate him on his election as the President of Latvia. His Holiness said," Given the history of Latvia and its neighbours, Estonia and Lithuania, people in these countries are well-placed to show to the world the value of non-violence, freedom and democracy. May I wish you every success in fulfilling the wishes and aspirations of the people of Latvia."
Tibetan activists protest against Thermo Fisher at its annual meeting of shareholders
Boston – Tibetan activists protested against Thermo Fisher at its annual shareholders' meeting and staged political theater outside the company's headquarters to protest its sale of kits to China that steal Tibetan DNA. They also organised a mobile billboard that was seen by tens of thousands of people in Boston, USA, and also held a rally outside the company's offices in Cambridge, England.
Czech Senate committee calls on China to end boarding schools for Tibetan children
Geneva – The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a resolution concerning Chinese colonial boarding schools for Tibetan children, the forced assimilation of Tibetan children in these schools and the Chinese government's interference in the religious freedoms of Tibetans. They call on the Chinese government to put an end to boarding schools for Tibetan children.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Erdoğan on his re-election as President of Turkey
Dharamshala – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, congratulates Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his re-election as President of Turkey. His Holiness said, “These are very challenging times. It is my hope that Turkey will continue to prosper and make a significant contribution to the peace and stability of our increasingly inter-connected world."
Swiss Parliamentary Group on Tibet calls for clarification of Thermo Fisher's activities in Tibet
Geneva – The Swiss Parliamentary Group for Tibet has sent a letter to the CEO of Thermo Fisher Scientific in the USA, asking him to clarify Thermo Fisher's activities in Tibet. " The Parliamentary Group for Tibet is concerned about the involvement of Thermo Fisher Inc. in the mass collection of DNA samples from the Tibetan people and demands clarification about the company's activities in Tibet," the letter stated.