Exile Tibetan leader addresses Australian parliament’s rights body

August 11, 2017 10:25 pm0 commentsViews: 20
Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, on Aug 9 briefed the Human Rights Sub Committee of the Australian Parliament during his ongoing visit to the country. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, on Aug 9 briefed the Human Rights Sub Committee of the Australian Parliament during his ongoing visit to the country. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Aug11, 2017) – The executive head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, on Aug 9 briefed the Human Rights Sub Committee of the Australian Parliament during his ongoing visit to the country. He began his nine-day visit on Aug 4 with Sydney, followed by capital Canberra and concludes it with Melbourne.

He briefed the committee on the ‘Environmental issues in Tibet, Genesis of self-immolation protest, Religious repression in the case of Larung Gar and Yachen Gar destruction, Forced nomadic resettlement project and CTA’s Middle way approach policy’, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Aug 10.

The sub-committee is chaired by Hon Kevin Andrews and has Dr Anne Aly as Vice Chair, with Senators Dean Smith and Claire Moore, as well Ms Sharon Claydon, Michael Danby, Ms Lisa Singh, and Trent Zimmerman, as some of its members.

The Sikyong was also reported to have met with the chair and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary group for Tibet and leader of the Australian Green Senator Richard Di Natale on Aug 9.

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