We condemn the denial of a visa to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama by the Government of South Africa, which effectively bars His Holiness’ attendance at the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town.
We request that the Nobel Peace Laureates invited to this summit take a unified stand to forego attendance unless His Holiness the Dalai Lama is permitted to attend as well.
We ask you to sign this letter. Please let them hear your voice.
The letter will be delivered to the following Nobel Peace Laureates attending the Summit:
Mrs. Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Mrs. Betty Williams, Prof. Jody Williams, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mrs. Tawakkol Karman, Mrs. Leymah Gbowee, President José Ramos-Horta, President Lech Walesa, Lord David Trimble, President Frederik Willem De Klerk and Archbishop Desmond Tutu