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jeff Ryan

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send letters to Nobel Peace center
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:53:31 PM »
Let's inform the Nobel Peace Center what enemy of Peace the Dalai Lama has become:

http://nobelprize.org/nobelpeacecenter/index.html

There is a link on the page to contact Peace Center

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Re: send letters to Nobel Peace center
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 01:39:56 AM »
Didn't know we can do this but if anyone has done this, we would have a different result today. 20 years of struggling with the Shugden issue and 60 years with the Tibet issue. All this could have been avoided if the prize was not given to the Dalai Lama, his power would not be this great in suppressing others and causing segregation within the Tibet society.

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Re: send letters to Nobel Peace center
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »
Didn't know we can do this but if anyone has done this, we would have a different result today. 20 years of struggling with the Shugden issue and 60 years with the Tibet issue. All this could have been avoided if the prize was not given to the Dalai Lama, his power would not be this great in suppressing others and causing segregation within the Tibet society.

I think when the Dalai Lama was awarded this Nobel Peace prize in 1989 before he announced to "kick" Shugden practitioners out of their monasteries, so don't think there was anything to be complaining about in 89.

Well, the past is the past... what's important is NOW and yes we should write in a strong letter to say that HH. the Dalai Lama does not honour the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him because of the huge amount of suffering he has created for Shugden-pas all around the world.

It would also be good for Ds.com to write in since they are very credible in the Shugden scene/news. But what can they do really? Take back the title they gave him? Will we be barking up the wrong tree?

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Re: send letters to Nobel Peace center
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 10:23:55 AM »
Apparently, the Nobel Peace Prize is not revocable, or returnable.

Olav Njolstad, head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, in response to calls to strip Myanmar’s Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s prize, said that neither the will of prize founder Alfred Nobel nor the Nobel Foundation’s rules provide for the possibility of withdrawing the honour from laureates.

"It is not possible to strip a Nobel Peace Prize laureate of his or her award once bestowed," Njolstad wrote. "None of the prize awarding committees in Stockholm and Oslo has ever considered revoking a prize after it has been awarded."

(This was in relation to the online petition signed by more than 386,000 people on Change.org is calling for Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Peace Prize over the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority).

Source:  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/nobel-institute-aung-sang-suu-kyi-cannot-stripped-prize/

Further, a  brief online check revealed other instances of such non-revocation:

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Consider Ralph Bunche, the great American who won the prize in 1950. Working as a U.N. diplomat, Bunche had negotiated a series of armistice agreements between Israel and its Arab attackers. In short order, those agreements were shot to hell. But the prize to Bunche remained intact.

Henry Kissinger tried to return his Nobel. That is, he tried to return the gold medal, the diploma (or certificate), and the money. But, as the Nobel Peace Prize is not revokable, neither is it returnable.

He won in 1973 along with North Vietnam’s Le Duc Tho (who declined his share of the prize). They were being awarded for the Paris Agreement, a ceasefire inked in January 1973. Of course, North Vietnam violated the agreement with abandon. And when Saigon fell in April 1975, Kissinger said he felt “honor bound” to return his prize. He wrote to the committee in Oslo, explaining.

“I regret, more profoundly than I can ever express, the necessity for this letter. But the anguish and tragedy that have been inflicted upon millions who sought nothing more than the chance to live their own lives leave me no alternative.”

The committee said, Thanks all the same. The course of the war in no way reduced the committee’s “appreciation” of Kissinger’s “sincere efforts to get a ceasefire agreement put into force in 1973.”

This 1973 award, to Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, is the most controversial Nobel prize in history. The second most, probably, is the 1993 award, which was divided between the two leading Israeli statesmen, Rabin (prime minister) and Peres (foreign minister), and the PLO’s Arafat. The award was for the Oslo Accords — which Arafat shot to hell.

Source: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/revocation/


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Re: send letters to Nobel Peace center
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 05:26:11 PM »
Apparently, the Nobel Peace Prize is not revocable, or returnable.

Thanks Celia --- I did not think we are asking for that or expecting that. Just wish His Holiness would honour the status. Perhaps he might when he returns to China and show submission. Then ALL the BIG MOUTH pro Rangzen people (FAKE ONES) will SHUT UP! And that Thurman dude will have to go kiss China's behind if he wanted to visit His Holiness hahahaha  --- that would be so nice. Sorry Uma, you're cool but your Dad is NOT!

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 07:04:20 PM »
Apparently, the Nobel Peace Prize is not revocable, or returnable.

Thanks Celia --- I did not think we are asking for that or expecting that. Just wish His Holiness would honour the status. Perhaps he might when he returns to China and show submission. Then ALL the BIG MOUTH pro Rangzen people (FAKE ONES) will SHUT UP! And that Thurman dude will have to go kiss China's behind if he wanted to visit His Holiness hahahaha  --- that would be so nice. Sorry Uma, you're cool but your Dad is NOT!

No problem dsnowlion. Just setting the expectation & drawing the realistic picture. After all, there was much more attention & outcries (eg. letters of protests, online petitions etc) with more coverage for "mainstream" controversies surrounding past Nobel Peace Prize winners which didn’t garner much results.  Not saying don’t try though, just don’t expect much traction.