Berlin, March 10th 2015: protests against the human rights violations in Tibet are taking place in about 25 German cities today. The demonstrations and vigils are part of the campaign “Raise your Flag for Tibet” organized by the NGO Tibet Initiative Deutschland (TID). Hundreds of cities, municipalities and administrative districts throughout Germany are raising the Tibetan flag on public buildings in solidarity with Tibetans around the world.
„The human rights situation in Tibet has increasingly deteriorated since Xi Jinping came to power in 2013, despite our initial hopes for a new, dialogue-oriented Tibet policy of the Chinese government”, says Nadine Baumann, Executive Director of TID. “This especially concerns basic civil and political rights such as freedom of opinion, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.”
In Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich protest rallies will be held in front of the Chinese Consulates. In Berlin, TID and the Association of Tibetans in Germany (VTD) are organizing a demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy. Thousands of Tibetans and Tibet supporters will show their solidarity with Tibet. The campaign is also supported by German politicians and artists.
Today, Tibet Initiative Deutschland (TID) accompanies Claudia Roth, Vice-president of the German parliament, (Bündnis90/DIE GRÜNEN – Green Party) to the commemoration ceremony in Dharamsala, India. TID’s Chairman, Mr. Wolfgang Grader, will also be joining Claudia Roth at her meeting with the Tibetan exile and refugee community, and with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. With this visit, TID aims to strengthen advocacy for Tibet in Germany.
- Campaign website: www.tibet-flagge.de
- press photos: http://www.tibet-flagge.de/bildmaterial/
- Videos: http://www.tibet-flagge.de/mediathek/
Alicia Barreda Pérez, firstname.lastname@example.org, (+49) 30 42081534
Tibet Initiative Deutschland e. V. (TID) is a political Tibet Support Group in Germany. Since 1989 TID has been fighting for the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination, the protection of their human rights and supports them in their non-violent fight for the preservation of Tibet’s national identity and culture. The main office in Berlin coordinates the work for Tibet which is carried out by more than 60 regional groups and contact points as well nearly 2000 members all over Germany.
Last modified: 27. Februar 2018