November 17, 2004
In these four German cities alone, over 2000 signatures have been collected for postcards that are addressed to the German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer. Geshe Lobsang Tenpa, student of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and accompanying the 'Wall of Hope' Tour, will deliver the postcards personally to the German Foreign Ministry at the end of the tour in Berlin. ICT Germany has intensified the campaign for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche in recent weeks with information stands in Berlin, Jena, Nürnberg, Bonn & Stuttgart at various events all collecting signatures for the postcards.
Local newspapers and TV have reported on the 'Wall of Hope' and Geshe Lobsang Tenpa & Dechen Pemba (ICT Germany Campaigns Coordinator) were also interviewed by Radio Free Asia where they were able to talk directly to callers from Tibet. In Münster the 'Wall of Hope' was visited by Bishop Ostermann who stated, 'My intention is to send a strong signal against arbitrary detention in authoritarian countries.'
Four more cities will be visited on the tour, including Berlin
where the 'Wall of Hope' tour will conclude on 21st November.