"As our Chinese brothers and sisters commemorate the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 event in Tienanmen Square in Beijing, I offer my prayers for those who died for freedom, democracy and human rights," the Tibetan leader said in a statement posted on his website - dalailama.com.
    
"I believe it is equally important to encourage China to enter the mainstream of global democracy. This will help China to gain the trust and respect of the rest of the world, enabling China to fulfil its potential in playing a leading role in global affairs," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner said in a statement released in Washington.
    
"In this anniversary of China's young martyrs, let us pray that the Chinese leaders of today would turn their hearts away from fear and defensiveness that they would reach out to the victims and victims' families, and repent of the massacre of China's youth," he said.

(Agencies)

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