US lawmakers slam China for ‘repression, rights violations’ in Tibet
During the hearing, lawmakers and experts testifying before the subcommittee called for reciprocal access, religious freedom and human rights in Tibet.
By: PTI | Washington | Published: December 7, 2017 1:06 pm
Actor Richard Gere, chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Campaign for Tibet, pauses during a House Foreign Affairs, Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled “U.S. Policy Toward Tibet: Access, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights.” AP/PTI Photo(AP12_7_2017_000013B)
Top American lawmakers, across the aisle, joined by eminent experts today slammed China for the “continued repression and human rights violations” in Tibet, even as they praised India for accommodating Tibetan refugees. “Tibetans inside Tibet continue to live in very, very challenging times indeed,” top Hollywood star Richard Gere, chair of the International Campaign for Tibet, said in his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
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