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We are delighted to welcome His Holiness to NED where he will engage in conversation with four dynamic young activists who believe deeply in the principles of democracy and human rights and are working in extremely difficult environments to advance those rights and principles.
NED will present the Democracy Service Medal to honor the courageous work of the late Tibetan Buddhist Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent political prisoner who died in a Sichuan prison in 2015. According to Human Rights Watch, Tenzin Delek’s imprisonment in 2002 was the culmination of a decade-long effort by Chinese authorities to curb his efforts to foster Tibetan Buddhism. Tenzin Delek was an inspiration for Tibetans struggling to retain their cultural identity in the face of China’s harsh policies.
NED will also use this special occasion to recognize the democratic accomplishments of the Central Tibetan Administration, which assumed full responsibility for the Tibetan government in exile after the Dalai Lama devolved his political authority in 2011.