April 6, 2008

Senator Obama Asks for Tibet Investigation

Obama Writes to Bush Expressing Concern on Tibet, Says US Should Ask UN to Send Investigation Team
April 1st, 2008
US presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama has written a letter to President George Bush saying the situation in Tibet is very disturbing and calling on the United States and other governments to ask the UN to send an investigation team to Tibet.
In the letter, dated March 28, 2008, Obama called on Bush to employ every diplomatic tool to persuade Chinese President Hu Jintao to make significant progress in resolving the Tibet issue. In addition to the UN investigation team, Obama said, "China should be encouraged to allow the International Committee for the Red Cross to visit prisons in Tibet to ensure that detainees are not held under inhumane conditions, tortured, or mistreated."

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