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Foiled Tibetan election in Nepal threatens democracy

Oct. 11 (HuffingtonPost/by Tenzin Dorjee): Ultimately, by seizing the Tibetan ballot boxes in Nepal, the Chinese government is not only sabotaging Tibetan elections but also attempting to arrest the global movement for democracy. This incident is an affront and a challenge to the worldwide community of democracies, whose silence and willful ignorance will only embolden China’s export of oppression.

Democratic governments, election monitoring groups, and the United Nations must investigate this incident and ensure that the Tibetan democratic experiment is protected. The survival and flourishing of Tibetan exile democracy should be ensured not just for the sake of Tibetans but for the sake of democracy everywhere, including that of Nepal.

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