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24 March, 2007

Detained Tibetan Youth Congress members released from Tihar Jail

Tibetan Youth Congress members released
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The members of Tibetan Youth Congress who were detained in Delhi's Tihar Jail since March 10 were released last night after 14 days of detention, which is considered to be the longest stay in prison in the last 4 to 5 years. They were detained for protesting in and around the premises of the Chinese embassy on the 48th Tibetan National Uprising Day on which day back in 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans risked their life to protect their nation and their beloved leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Residents of Samyeling Tibetan colony also known as Majnu-ka-Tilla organised a reception in honour of the released members of TYC. More than 150 audience gathered last night to welcome those 28 detainees who without any fear faced the great challenge to risked their life and protested outside the Chinese Embassy. The gathering was addressed by TYC's Information Secretary, Dhondup Dorjee about the campaign and its overall success.

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