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 Press Release: The Dalai Lama—It Happened To Sheikh Yassin As Well

by Dr. Firoz Osman (MRN) & Nabeweya Malick (MJC)

The Media Review Network and the Muslim Judicial Council are deeply disappointed with Government’s decision to bar the Dalai Lama from entering South Africa. The denial of a visa to him smacks of authoritarianism. It is clear that pressure and interference from China has influenced this shameful decision.

We are reminded of a similar disgraceful act when the spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was denied a visa and prevented from travelling to South Africa. Shortly after his release from imprisonment in Israeli dungeons, Sheikh Yassin had been invited by a broad coalition of NGO’s – including the Media Review Network and the Muslim Judicial Council to visit South Africa.

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