Release the young Lama, urge Tibetans
“It has been 23 years since his abduction but China has kept us all in the dark about his whereabouts,” they said.
On the anniversary of the Lama’s abduction, Lobsang Dorjee of the organization said, “The 11th Panchen Lama is the youngest political prisoner. May 17 being the anniversary of his abduction, we demand that China release him and show us proof that he is alive.”
Accusing China of violating human rights, he said, “China should reveal details about the Lama and his family’s whereabouts. Though many human rights organizations have taken up the issue with China, nothing has come out of it as China has been non-cooperative and doesn’t utter a word about the issue.”
Demanding the release of Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk, he said, “Since 2016, Tashi Wangchuk has been held as prisoner by China due to his attempts to popularize and propagate the Tibetan language.”
China should accept the middle path approach mooted by the Dalai Lama to solve the Tibetan issue, suggested Dorjee.