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Dalai Lama Urges China to Embrace Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing on Wednesday by urging China to embrace democracy and offering prayers for the protest “martyrs.”   The Dalai Lama, reviled by Beijing as a separatist, made the rare comments on the June 4, 1989, violence at a prayer meeting two years after he renounced politics.   “I offer my prayers for those who died for freedom, democracy and human rights,” the Nobel Peace...

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