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Impact of TYC Hunger Strike: US and EU Raises Tibet Issue in Geneva


September 22, 2015: The President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Mr. Tenzing Jigme called up Tibetan reporters at the site of the indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and announced that the Tibet issue being raised by the representatives of US and the European Union during the Human Right Council meeting in Geneva is impact of the ongoing TYC hunger strike.

"We consider this, in a way, an impact of TYC indefinite hunger strike being held here. We had met with US Embassy and European Union officials recently in Delhi, and appealed them to raise Tibet issue in the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council meetings," says Tenzing Jigme while addressing the Tibetan media.

On September 21, 2015, H.E. Mr. Jean-Marc Hoscheit, Permanent Representative of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg on behalf of the European Union, and the delegation of the United States of America, Ambassador Keith Harper gave statements calling China to cease undue restrictions on religion in Tibet and urged to address the root causes of unrest and foster dialogue with Tibet.

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