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Dutch gov’t asked to reconsider 60 failed Tibetan asylum cases

The Binnenhof, where the lower and upper houses of the States General meet.
The Binnenhof, where the lower and upper houses of the States General meet.

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2014) – The head of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Oct 18 addressed about 350 Tibetans in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, said the exile administration on its Tibet.net website Oct 19. It said he spoke to them about the exile administration’s middle way policy of seeking autonomy for Tibet under Chinese rule and the importance of passing on the Tibetan language, culture and religion to the younger generation.

The Sikyong has also said he expressed gratitude to the people and government of the Netherlands during his meetings with Dutch government officials for their assistance and support to the Tibetans living in the country.

Tibet.net did not say which Dutch officials the Sikyong had met with. It said he briefed them about the problems faced by some 60 Tibetans with their asylum application. Some of them were said to have been living in the country for as long as 14 years.

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