Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tibetan envoy says China told to free Tibetan prisoners

DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) — Dalai Lama envoys told Beijing to release Tibetan prisoners and end 'reeducation' during weekend talks with Chinese officials over unrest in Tibet, one of the envoys said Thursday.

Despite the specific requests by the Dalai Lama envoys, an agreement was reached between the two sides to hold more talks at a date to be decided, representative Lodi Gyari said in a statement.

"We have called for the release of prisoners, to allow those injured to be given proper medical treatment and give unfettered access to visitors, including the media," Gyari said.

"We have also called for an end to the 'patriotic re-education' campaign which is deeply resented by the Tibetan people," Gyari said.

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