MEDIA ADVISORY

Dalai Lama speaks at rally “Europe for Tibet” on 26 May at Vienna’s Heldenplatz

Subtitle:. Along with H.H. the Dalai Lama and the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Admin- istration Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, the former French Minister for foreign affairs will address the „European Solidarity Rally for Tibet“

Vienna – On 26 May 2012 the “European Solidarity Rally for Tibet” will be held in Vienna, at Heldenplatz. At the rally, H.H. the Dalai Lama and the recently elected prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay will be addressing the participants to the rally.

The reason for the rally is the escalating human rights situation in Tibet, which has deteriorated massively recently. At the rally, well known human rights advocates will be speaking out on political issues. The participation and speech of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will mark the highlight of the rally.

Barbara Stöckl, a renowned austrian anchorwoman will be the Emcee for the event. The rally will be initi- ated by a speech from former political prisoner Yeshi Dolma, who spent six years in a Chinese prison. Bernard Kouchner, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-founder of “Doctors Without Borders”, will also be giving a speech. Following politicians and famous supporters will also address the rally: Madeleine Petrovic (Green Party Austria), Eva Lichtenberger (Greens Member of Euro- pean Parliament), Matteo Macecci (Tibet Intergroup, Italian Parliament), Francesca von Habsburg, Bianca Jagger (international human rights lawyer) and Prof. Heinz Nussbaumer.

Bernard Kouchner says that the people around the world and especially in Europe need to send a strong signal of solidarity to the Tibetan people. Tibet and the Dalai Lama need the solidarity of Europe.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Tibetan musician Loten, Tenzin Ngingthatsang, the German rapper Curse and Harri Stojka.
The complete program is available on our website (http://www.europefortibet.com).

Accreditation:

We appreciate your interest and request your online registration at the following address:

http://europefortibet.com/medien/

Important information:

* Start of the rally at Heldenplatz: 14.30 hours  End of the rally: 19.00 hours

* Speech of H.H. the Dalai Lama: 16.00 hours

We will be happy to provide you with personnel who can provide information about Tibet. We appreciate and welcome any publicity regarding the announcement of the rally.

Contact:

Matthias Schickhofer
Tel: +43 699 11 29 71 84 Tel:
Media – Europe for Tibet matthias.schickhofer@supportingchange.org

Tenzin K. Losinger
+41 (0) 79 209 51 37
Media – Europe for Tibet medien@europefortibet.com