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Tom Lantos and US Support for Tibet བརྙན་འཕྲིན།

Congressman Tom Lantos was one of the key supporters of Tibetan rights in the US Congress, and his passing away last week is a loss for Tibet and Tibetans in their struggle for greater freedoms. The late Congressman was also a tireless champion of human rights around the world, and he, along with a few other members of Congress, were instrumental in inviting the Dalai Lama to speak for the first time at the Human Rights Caucus in the US House of Representatives in 1987.

This week’s Kunleng looks back at how Congressman Tom Lantos and other members of the US Congress initiated and implemented their support for the Tibetan cause, what legislations they introduced on Tibet, and the future of Tibet support on Capitol Hill.

Kunleng host Dorje Tseten invites Mr. Tenzin N. Tethong, former chief cabinet minister of the Tibetan government in exile, and Mr. Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President of International Campaign for Tibet in Washington DC to discuss the topic.

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