Ambrosini - Chinese Government Covered
in Human Ashes of Shame

29 July 2013    


I have not been able to attend to my parliamentary duties for two months as I am fighting my battle against cancer. I hope to be able to return to my duties in a couple of months.


During this time, I have read of many things happening in South Africa and elsewhere that would have required me to speak up, especially when no one else did. But I just did not have the energy to do so. However, there is one item that requires me to publicly express my outrage no matter how weak and sick I am.


The Chinese Government's callousness to the tragedy playing out in Tibet has now reached the levels of genocide and crime against humanity. The number of people who have chosen to self-immolate has now reached 120.


These are peaceful people who had no other desire than to live peaceful lives with the measure of freedom and liberties available to us all, but who sacrificed the most precious thing they had, their own lives, killing themselves in the most monstrous and horrific way, exclusively on account of Chinese occupation.


The Chinese Government and the Chinese people can no longer pretend that all is well in Tibet. They must heed the repeated call to allow an international group of parliamentarians and experts to travel around Tibet unhindered and uncontrolled on a fact finding mission. If the Chinese Government maintains that there is nothing to hide, why then continue with the secrecy and the closure?


China has lost any international dignity, credibility and decency over the issue of Tibet and stands hanged before the court of public opinion on the smell of the burning flesh of 120 heroes.



Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, MP


IFP Spokesperson on Tibet