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Prominent Tibetan Writer Bhuchung K. Tsering to receive Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Award


The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has announced that Bhuchung K. Tsering will be presented with the prestigious Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. Tsering, a prominent Tibetan American writer, diplomat, and activist, will be honored during the 16th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony on June 9, in recognition of his unwavering dedication to advocating for freedom and democracy and his tireless efforts to expose the oppressive nature of communism.

Bhuchung K. Tsering's journey as a human rights advocate began in 1960 when he fled Tibet following the Chinese Communist invasion. Since then, he has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the plight of the Tibetan people and serving as a prominent ambassador for Tibetan culture. Tsering has been at the forefront of efforts to shed light on the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and has consistently spoken out against their human rights abuses.

As an influential figure in the Tibetan American community, Bhuchung K. Tsering has been instrumental in testifying before the United States Congress and delivering speeches at think tanks and universities across the nation. His insightful perspectives and extensive knowledge have helped shape public opinion on the ongoing oppression faced by the Tibetan people.

Tsering's work as the leader of the Research and Monitoring Unit at the International Campaign for Tibet has been instrumental in uncovering and exposing Beijing's racial discrimination, environmental destruction, and nuclear activities on the Tibetan plateau.

The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, bestowed by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, is a prestigious honor given to individuals who have displayed an unwavering commitment to the values of freedom, democracy, and opposition to communism and tyranny.

It serves as a commemoration of those who have dedicated their lives to fighting against the oppressive ideologies that have claimed the lives of over 100 million victims worldwide. Through this award, the foundation aims to highlight the ongoing struggle faced by more than 1.5 billion people who continue to endure the tyranny of communism.

The Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony, where Bhuchung K. Tsering will be honored, is an annual event organized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. It serves as a tribute to the millions of lives lost under communist regimes and stands as a stark reminder of the continued oppression endured by people under communist rule.

The ceremony provides a platform for individuals like Tsering to share their experiences and knowledge, further amplifying the voices of those affected by communist regimes and strengthening the global fight for freedom.


Edited and collated by Team TRC