Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

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calling on world leaders to urgently press China to grant medical parole to Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is in extremely poor health with a serious heart condition and high blood pressure. During a rare visit his family spoke to a doctor who told them that he believed Tenzin Delek Rinpoche needed surgery.

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is eligible for medical parole under Chinese law, being chronically unwell and having served at least seven years of his sentence. An official application for medical parole was made by Tenzin Delek’s family in 2014. To date, his family has not heard from the authorities about this legitimate application.

Join the call to pressure China to grant urgent medical parole for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Numerous successful examples of political prisoners held in China being released on medical parole following diplomatic intervention can be seen and urge that you help save Tenzin Delek’s life in this way.

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Individual actions for April 7:

1. Sign and share petition calling on your Foreign Minister to urge China to grant Tenzin Delek Rinpoche on Medical parole.
2. Tweet the petition using #SaveTenzin #UrgentMedicalParole
3. Tweet and share Tenzin Delek new Campaign video
4. Change your Facebook Profile picture and Timeline Cover
5. Take selfie Pic: Medical Red cross on hand and post online
6. Read Tenzin Delek Rinpoche report: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugvzhnpd3a3sngz/AAALv5xtIMeQwI7F1EvcKqT0a?dl=0



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Community / Chapter organizers:

1. Organize a protest outside your nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate
2. Create a Facebook Event page and call your community members, friends and family to your event. 
3. Download Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Facebook Timeline Cover
4. Download and print Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Placards: Placard 1 | Placard 2 | Placard 3
5. Get creative with your actions!  Organise political theater Doctors holding message of urgent Medical Parole for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.
7. Download printable petition and add signatures online 
7. Encourage people to sign the petition and send appeal letter to their elected representatives
8. Take a selfie: Draw the Red Cross sign on your hand and post online and with us at sftmedia[@]studentsforafreetibet.org
9. Read and distribute Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Report: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugvzhnpd3a3sngz/AAALv5xtIMeQwI7F1EvcKqT0a?dl=0

The Case of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche:

April 7, 2015 marks 13 years since Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's arrest. Rinpoche is a respected Buddhist teacher and Tibetan community leader who has been a prisoner of the Chinese state. Every day he spends in prison is one day too many.

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was charged with "causing explosions" and "inciting separatism”, charges for which no evidence has ever been provided and he has steadfastly maintained his innocence. His original trial (December 2002) was not held in accordance with international fair trial standards and he was denied the right to be represented by lawyers hired by his family.

On April 7, SFT and Tibet groups took action to call for Tenzin Delek's immediate release. We joined his family and students across the world to create the public attention this campaign deserves and urged governments to push China to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Background on Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's case: http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/02/08/trials-tibetan-monk-0

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