Medical Evaluations for Three Tibetan Indefinite Hunger Strikers
On February 29, 2012, PSOT's Dr. Allen Keller and Lhamo Dongtotsang accompanied by two NYU School of Medicine students, David Carruthers and Shawn Cohen, visited and evaluated three Tibetans on hunger strike in front of the United Nations on 43rd Street and 1st Ave.
The three individuals--H.E. 11th Shingza Rinproche, Mr. Dorjee Gyalpo, and Mr. Yeshi Tenzing, have been on an indefinite hunger strike since February 22 as part of the Tibetan Youth Congress protests appealing to the United Nations. Since February 2009, 23 Tibetans inside Tibet have self-immolated and others have gone on hunger strikes, leading to more than a dozen deaths.
As PSOT is very close with the Tibetan community in New York, our staff and clinicians will continue to monitor the situation at the UN.
For more information: www.tibetanyouthcongress.org