In 1995 the Dalai Lama recognised a young boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, as the 11th Panchen Lama; the second most important spiritual leader in Tibet.
Just weeks after, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were abducted by Chinese authorities; he was just six-years old.
Please Take Action NOW: Sign the petition urging Sun Chunlan, Head of the United Front Work Department, China's official spokesperson for Tibetan affairs, to give accurate information about the whereabouts and well-being of Gedhun and his family.
Dear Vice Minister
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, and his family have been missing since 1995. The last time any information was given about his whereabouts was in 2010 when the Chinese-appointed Governor of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Padma Choling, told reporters that “Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family are now living a good life as ordinary citizens in Tibet.” (1).
We still have received no evidence that this statement is true and we demand to have accurate information about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima's whereabouts and well-being.
We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about the Chinese government’s unyielding secrecy about the Panchen Lama’s whereabouts, and demand that you give proof of his well-being immediately.