“International Community and Human Rights Council must act on Tibet”: More than 1,000 Tibetans and supporters including speakers from 6 European countries participated in Grand Tibet Solidarity rally in Geneva.
Geneva, 9 June: Coinciding with the 35th UN Human Rights Council session taking place in Geneva, a massive rally to call on the international community and the United Nations Human Rights Council to act on Tibet was held in Geneva on 9 June. The rally was attended by more than a thousand Tibetans and Tibet supporters along with speakers from six European countries (Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland).
The rally was in tune with the 15th Kashag’s declaration of 2017 as Year of Campaign to call on peace loving nations and international bodies to raise the Tibet issue with China in their bilateral meetings.
The rally was organised by the Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association (GSTF) and the International Campaign for Tibet. A number of speakers at the rally spoke about the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, particularly referring to the recent case of self-immolations in Tibet this year with sense of solidarity from the international communities.
On posters and placards, rally participants called for the release of the Panchen Lama and Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.