29 November 2012

South Africa: SCA - Government's Refusal of Dalai Lama's Visa Unlawful

press release

Photo: Government of British Columbia
Premier Gordon Campbell greets Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

A press conference will be held in Parliament in the Marks Building in Room M201 at 12h30 today. This morning the Supreme Court of Appeals has hand down judgment in the case brought by IFP President, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota declaring the unlawfulness of government's repeated refusal to issue an entry visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is finally free to accept the many invites he has to visit South Africa.

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South African Court Rules Against Govt on Dalai Lama

Premier Gordon Campbell greets Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

A South African Appeals Court in Bloemfontein has ruled that the country's government acted unlawfully in denying the Dalai Lama a visa. Read more »