Friday, March 21, 2008

Nancy Pelosi meets the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
(AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama met today with US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Dharamsala. Thousands of Tibetan exiles greeted Pelosi as she made the first high-level official visit to see the Dalai Lama following a wave of unrest in Tibet. Pelosi called for independent international monitoring of the situation in Tibet.

AP photo: Chinese troops move into Tibet

Meanwhile in spite of news blackout witnesses report more trucks continue to carry armed Chinese military envoys into Tibet and ethnic Tibet regions of China arresting more than a thousand Tibetans.

Yahoo News: Arrested Tibetans

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