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The Tibetan People


Since Chinese occupation, Tibetan people are living a daily drama. Since 1949, over one million Tibetans have been murdered; there are thousands of refugees, torture cases, arbitrary imprisonments…
In the face of this tragedy, we have supported actions in the field in favour of Tibetans: siking wells in refugee camps, building schools, renovating dormitories and toilets, professional training…

In order to inform the public on the Tibetans’ fate, we also got involved in significant awareness-raising actions: we awarded “Le Prix de la mémoire” to the Dalai Lama in 1989, we organised a campaign denouncing torture and imprisonment of Tibetans, we have addressed the UN several times, we launched the awareness-raising campaign “Forum Tibet” and we organised a number of demonstrations and meetings.

In 1999, Danielle Mitterrand was awarded the “Light of Truth Award” in Los Angeles by the Dalai Lama and the movie actress Sharon Stone for all her actions in favour of the Tibetan people. Ten years later in 2008, our involvement remained strong in the Human Rights Council in Geneva where we made two oral presentations on the issue of forced disappearances and gave former Tibetan prisoner Phurbu Tsering the opportunity to speak, on the request of Tenzin Samphel Kayta, Tibetan Parliament representative in exile in Geneva.