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Help Gendhun Choekyi
Nyima, The Panchen Lama
is The Panchen Lama?
The Panchen Lama is responsible for protecting,
liberating, and enlightening the Tibetan people. The Panchen Lama is thought
to be one of the emanations of
Amitabha Buddha (The Wisdom Buddha). Further, The Panchen Lama is
the second most important Tibetan Buddhist leader.
What has happened
to the Panchen Lama?
On May 14, 1995
The Dalai Lama, recognized Gendhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama
of Tibet. This extremely important decision by His Holiness culminated
a six year, difficult and thorough process of searching for the incarnation
of The 10th Panchen Lama. Gendun Choekyi Nyima is from a semi-pastoralist
family that, at one time, lived in the Lhari District in Kam, Tibet. Gendhun
Choekyi Nyima is considered the youngest political prisoner in the world.
Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was born on April 25th, 1989.
On May 17, 1995
Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, His family, and the Abbott, Chadrel Rinpoche (Cha
Tsa Chagbazeling) and His Secretary, who both led the search party for
this incarnate were taken by The People's Republic of China (PRC) to Beijing.
Thus, these persons are now political prisoners of The PRC Government.
As of today, all of these persons are still missing and there has been
no indication that they are alive.
Since His disappearance,
The PRC has changed its' position on the whereabouts of Gendhun Choekyi
Nyima many times. At first, The PRC claimed that Gendhun was with His
family in their home village. In March 1996, The PRC then reported that
His Holiness The Panchen Lama was in their custody to protect Him from
Tibetans. During the Summer of 1996, The PRC claimed that, as far as they
knew, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was back in the Tibetan community. During
September 1998, The PRC once again claimed that The Panchen Lama was in
their care to protect Him from Tibetans. In fact, on a trip to Tibet in
September 1998, Mary Robinson (High Commissioner of Human Rights) of the
United Nations was denied access to Gendhun Choekyi Nyima. On a nusmber
of occasions in 2004, The PRC claimed that He was still under their protection
and attending school in a small village. To date, no one has seen The
In December 1995,
The PRC illegally announced its' own Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu. The
PRC has absolutely no authority to choose the next Panchen Lama. Only
The Dalai Lama has the right to select The Panchen Lama. The PRC also
has no legal justification to hold Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, His family,
or members of the search party as hostages.
Why you should
It is very critical
for the survival of Tibet that the real Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi
Nyima, be released as well as others associated with His selection. We
must all support His Holiness, The Dalai Lama's selection of this important
spiritual leader and fight for His security. If The PRC does not want
to recognize Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, then they should release this young
boy to the Tibetan community-in-exile, along with everyone else connected
with His selection.
The 11th Panchen
Lama must have the right to visit Tibetans-in-exile around the world,
particularly His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Such actions will increase the
possibility that all Tibetans will have the opportunity to communicate
and be blessed by this highly important spiritual leader.
What you can
We urgently request
an investigation into this grave situation to determine if these individuals
are political prisoners. More importantly, if this is found to be true,
we strongly encourage you to pressure the Chinese Government to secure
the immediate release of The Panchen Lama, His family, and all persons
associated with the discovery of this significant Lama. You can write
letters about this issue to:
President of The
People's Republic of China
Director of the
State Council Bureau of Religious Affairs
Zhang Shengzuo Juzhang
Guowuyuan Zongjiao Shiwuju
22 Xianmen Dajie
People's Republic of China
Secretary of the
Xizang Autonomous Regional People's Government
Xizang Zizhiqu Renmin Zhengfu
People's Republic of China
of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Secretary Hillary Clinton
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
304 PENN AVE SE
Washington, DC 20003
Sidney Jones &
Human Rights Watch
485 5TH AVE
NYC, NY 10017
In your letters,
please raise the following questions:
1. How is Gendhun Choekyi Nyima's health?
2. Where is the Panchen Lama being held?
3. Does Gendhun Choekyi Nyima have regular access to a private attorney?
4. Has Gendhun Choekyi Nyima been formally charged with a crime? If so,
what are the charges?
5. What is the evidence against Gendhun Choekyi Nyima?
6. If Gendhun Choekyi Nyima has been formally charged, when will He be
brought to trial, and how will the trial be conducted?
7. If Gendhun Choekyi Nyima has not been formally charged, when will He
8. When will the world see Gendhun Choekyi Nyima?
RELEASE GENDHUN CHOEKYI NYIMA
Nyima has been recognized as The 11th Panchen Lama by His Holiness The
Dalai Lama. I believe that as Tibet's spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama
is the only person who has the authority to select The Panchen Lama and
that it is highly inappropriate for the government of China to suppress
religion for political gain. Out of concern for the welfare of Gendhun
Choekyl Nyima (the youngest political prisoner in the world), His family,
Chatrel Rinpoche, and the Tashi Lhunpo
monks, I demand the immediate release of these people who disappeared
on May 17, 1995.
City, State, Zip, Signature
names for this petition and mail to:
Tibet Independence Movement
PO Box 592 Fishers, Indiana 46038-0592 United States
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