Washington, D.C. — To mark the 25th anniversary of the Panchen Lama’s disappearance, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded the Chinese government to immediately make public whereabouts of the 11th Panchen Lama chosen by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 25 years after the six-year-old was seized.

Dharamshala, India —Belgian and Scottish parliamentarians and over 30 members of the European Parliament, joined the global call for unconditional release of the 11th Panchen Lama to mark the 25th anniversary of his enforced disappearance. The authoritarian-communist regime kidnapped the Buddhist monk at the age of 6 on May 17, 1995.

Tallinn – Estonian Parliamentary group for Tibet said that the communist-totalitarian regime in China cannot be regarded as belonging to the family of civilised nations as long as the destruction of the people and culture of Tibet, and the suppression of the aspirations of Tibetans for self-determination, continues.

Prague — While joining the growing international call for the release of 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, a group of senators of Czech Republic have reiterated their calls to China “to respect the rights of Tibetan people and their unique cultural identity” and called upon China to “reveal the whereabouts and the well-beings of the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.

Bratislava —Some 22 members of Slovakia's parliament led by deputy speakers of the parliament, Gabor Grendel, and Juraj Seliga strongly condemned the Chinese communist-authoritarian regime over the enforced Monk's disappearance is a crime perpetrated by China against all Tibetans: Slovak lawmakersof 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.

Rome –  Members of the Italian Parliament expressed serious concern over the continued abduction of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima by China which is “a serious human rights issue, in particular, the violation of Tibetan people’s right to freedom of religion and belief.”

Vilnius —Some 14 Lithuanian lawmakers, 1 MEP, 92 public supporters, and TSG members strongly called on the Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Foreign affairs Minister Linas Linkevičius to press the Chinese government to reveal reliable information about the Panchen Lama’s wellbeing.

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