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where is Panchen Lama?

4y ago


What government kidnaps a 6-year-old boy? One that is deeply insecure and fears what this boy represents. The kidnapped boy is Gendhun Choekyi Nyima. In 1995, six-year-old Gendhun was recognized as the 11th Panchen Lama, one of Tibet's most important religious leaders. Two months later, he was abducted by the Chinese government, which fears the Tibetan people's allegiance to him. Gendhun Choekyi Nyima turns 23 years old today. For almost two decades, he has been a prisoner of the Chinese government. Send a letter to Vice-Minister Zhu Weiqun, China's official spokesperson on Tibetan affairs, calling for the Panchen Lama's freedom. Gendhun's abduction reflects a desperate attempt by China to control Tibetan culture and religion. But in doing so, they have galvanized an international movement for his release and for Tibetan freedom. Every year the Panchen Lama remains missing, more people are moved to speak out on his behalf. His name and his image are known in the most powerful political offices around the world. The more letters we send on Gendhun's behalf, the more global scrutiny China's leaders will feel over his case. Send a letter today calling for his release: The Panchen Lama's continued disappearance has come to symbolize the Chinese government's brutal rule in Tibet. Around the world today, Tibetans and people of conscience are taking various grassroots actions to demand that China reveal the whereabouts of the Panchen Lama. In New Delhi, college students have pasted MISSING posters with his image around their campuses. Meanwhile, in London, Paris, New York, Toronto and in hundreds of cities, Tibetans and their supporters are rallying outside Chinese embassies and consulates to make sure China hears our message loud and clear. To find out how you can join them, please visit: Your actions are making a difference. With hope, Tendor, Kate, Tendolkar, Pema, Stef and all of us here at SFT HQ. P.S. To support the campaign for the Panchen Lama's release, please consider giving a donation here: Powered By Convio To Unsubscribe Click Here