November 15, 2010

Tibet: Dalai Lama Welcomes Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

In a recent statement, the Dalai Lama welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and declared his support for Burma’s democracy movement. He further expressed hopes for the release of political prisoners in China.

Below is the statement published by the Dalai Lama:

I welcome the release of fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and extend my appreciation to the military regime in Burma. I extend my full support and solidarity to the movement for democracy in Burma and take this opportunity to appeal to freedom-loving people all over the world to support such non-violent movements.

I pray and hope that the government of the People's Republic of China will release fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and other prisoners of conscience who have been imprisoned for exercising their freedom of expression.

The Dalai Lama