AFRAID TO SEE A DOCTOR:The Tibetans said their lives in Taiwan are hard because they do not have ID cards or belong to the National Health Insurance system
Date: Oct 22, 2016
By: Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporter
Several exiled Tibetans, accompanied by the Taiwan Association for Human Rights and other groups, held
a demonstration in front of the Executive Yuan in Taipei yesterday, protesting that they cannot renew their passports, leave the nation, work or join the National Health Insurance system.
Sobbing and kneeling on the ground, the exiled Tibetans said they are worried that they will not even be able to see a doctor if they get sick and they hope the new government can help solve the problem.
“How long do we have to live this inhuman life,” the exiled Tibetans and members of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, the Union of Excluded Immigrants, the Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association and other groups chanted.
In September 2014, a group of exiled Tibetans who have been in Taiwan since 2009 began seeking the help of legislators and the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission to solve the problem that they are unable to renew the passports they used to travel to Taiwan. [FULL STORY]