Geneva: Members of Tibetan Community in Austria organized a demonstration on the World Human Rights Day. 10 Decembe is observed annually across the world as International Human Rights day after the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948.
Despite freezing weather and widespread of Wuhan originated COVID pandemic, members of the community gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy against China’s continued violations of human rights in Tibet. Members holding Tibetan national flags and placards shouted slogans against China’s totalitarian regime and called upon China to respect international human rights obligations. They further called for immediate release of all political prisoners in Tibet. Members from Uyghur community also joined the protest.
Similarly, Society For Threatened People organized a mass protest in Bern, capital of Switzerland. Tibetans, Uyghur, Hong Kongers and representatives from various organizations partook in the event. While addressing the gathering, Lisa Mazzone, current member of Swiss Parliament, reassured continued attention on China’s growing threat and its violations of International human rights obligations.
In Germany, Youth liberal organized a protest in front of Free University of Berlin against Chinese influences academic freedom through Confucius Institutes. Members of German parliament Gyde Jensen and Jens Brandenburg addressed the gathering, and strongly condemn China’s expansionist agenda and infiltrating the academic institutions. A separate protest against China also took place in front of Chinese Embassy.
Representatives from Tibet Initiative Deutschland, Executive Director Tenzyn Zöchbauer and Campaign Officer Sarah Schäfer, partook the events.