Tibetan Woman Wrote A Letter Using Her Own Blood
Pictured above: A Tibetan exile writes a letter with her own blood, drawn into a cup with a syringe earlier, as she sits with others at a protest in New Delhi, India, against alleged Chinese occupation of Tibet Saturday March 14, 2009. 50 Tibetan activists wrote letters in their blood addressed to the European Parliament in support of activists on hunger strike in Brussels.
As most of us are aware of, there has been an ongoing conflict between China and it’s claimed territory, Tibet. Part of the conflict is the lack of religious freedom and autonomy that Tibetans get under China’s rule. Human rights activists, Nobel peace prize winners, along with celebrities have been signing a letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu expressing concern at the deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet, and the apparent breakdown of talks between the Chinese government and emissaries of the Dalai Lama. Earlier this week, the Dalai Lama condemned China’s “brutal crackdown” and its harsh rule over the decades, which has turned Tibet into a “hell on earth.”
The letter is open to the public to sign and can be found on TheCommunity.com. Once it reaches 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to Chinese President Hu Jintao and others.
With China being such a growing power and affecting the world, I think it’s time they make a change within their governing system and listen to the problems in their country. By continuously putting down people such as the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate recognized by the world, and being one of the biggest human rights violators, they are hurting their credibility, and it’s bound to affect them deeply sooner or later.
What do you guys about this situation in Tibet? What do you think about the picture?