The deadline for the letter to President Bollinger has been extended till Tuesday (May 13). If you wish to add your name, please send an email with your name and school affiliation to Kiat-Sing Teo (firstname.lastname@example.org). The letter appeals to the President to ask for the release of former Columbia visiting scholar, the Tibetan writer, singer and women's rights advocate, Jamyang Kyi, who was detained in Tibet on April 1st, not heard of since April 7th. A resolution at the Universiy Senate has also been delayed for decision till next week.
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Jamyang Kyi, who was a Visiting Scholar here at CU from March-April 2006, has been detained in Xining, either because of something in her blog about women's issues or for people she met here at Columbia. Amnesty (see attachment), Pen and other NGOs have issued appeals about her disappearance.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can try to help her, and to lessen the risk of her being tortured, it would be really helpful. Perhaps you have connections with women's publications or groups that might print articles about her case, or that might write to Beijing on her behalf? Thanks for thinking about this.
Very best wishes,
Proposed resolution for the University Senate >>
(Those wishing to endorse or comment on it--students or faculty--should email Professor Sharyn O'Halloran, email@example.com)