Joining the exhibition was special guest Ven. Thubten Wangchen (pictured), who is currently a European Member of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Ven. Thubten Wangchen brought with him the “Paris Declaration on the Freedom Struggle of the Tibetan People“, which is a petition by Tibet groups in Europe on human rights policies. That petition will be presented to the European Parliament and other bodies in November this year by Wangchen and his European counterparts.
The exhibit’s focus was primarily on the impact of human rights abuses in Tibet and to raise this with Members of the Scottish Parliament.
“A massive thank you first of all goes to exhibition co-ordinator David Lloyd Hudson and fellow organizer and member of the CPG on Tibet Iain Thom for all their hard work. Their efforts ensured all who visited the Cross Party Group on Tibet stall in the Garden Lobby were better informed about the issues of human rights abuses in Tibet. Everyone involved ensured the stall received a brilliant response.
“It was encouraging to see over 40 of my colleagues sign the ‘I Stand with Tibet’ declaration – the awareness raised was brilliant.”