Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present some petitions with regard to the issue of Tibet. March 10 marks the 44th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising in occupied Tibet where hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were slaughtered by the People's Liberation Army of China.
I am calling attention to the lack of religious freedom in Tibet and the recent execution of Tibetans who are not given fair trials shows that nothing has changed.
Amnesty International, the United States, Germany and others have come out strongly condemning the recent executions. Canada has been relatively silent.
I would also like to stress that 2,200 Buddhist monasteries were destroyed with the Chinese occupation of Tibet.