DHARAMSALA 3 Feb: Tenpa Dhargayal, a former Tibetan political prisoner today demanded the immediate release of two Tibetan intellectuals and writers, Go Sherab and Di Lhaden as he launched a bicycle rally on losar, the Tibetan New Year.
The former Tibetan political prisoner who decided “not to celebrate Losar, unless and until, all the Tibetan people inside Tibet and those in exile, are reunited in our homeland” marked his 9th protest on losar with a bicycle rally from Albany, in the South West of Western Australia till Perth, the capital of Western Australia to highlight the Human Rights violations and ongoing repression of Tibetans inside Tibet under the Chinese rule.
Australia based former Tibetan political prisoner who gave up celebrating losar since 2014 stated in a statement that this is his way of expressing his “deep solidarity with the Tibetan people by mourning and lamenting all who have lost their lives through self -immolation, torture, or been imprisoned by the CCP -while defending the rights of the Tibetan people.”
He added, “Up until my eighth protest last year, I have campaigned in six states and covered seven cities in Australia.”
His latest campaign will see him paddle over 400 km and he has” decided to mark this year (water tiger in the Lunar calendar), as the year for the campaign to release 2 Tibetan intellectuals and writers, Go Sherab and Di Lhaden. “
“They are spokespersons for freedom and democracy. They embody the defiant intellectual voices of all Tibetans and represent the indomitable courage and spirit of the Tibetan people,” he said and added that “Their arbitrary arrest and imprisonment on spurious charges underline the true character of the Chinese regime- which targets and imprisons Tibetan intellectuals and leaders so as to enforce their dictatorial rule in Tibet.”
Dhargayal concluded by urging all the freedom-loving people across the world “to learn about the truth of the suffering in Tibet” and to support his call for the release of all political prisoners held captive by the Chinese communist regime including Go Sherab and Di Lhaden.