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Annoucement: "I Saw It with My Own Eyes"

September 15, 2010

Friends of Tibet (India)
Human Rights Watch
September 14, 2010

"I Saw It with My Own Eyes"
Abuses by Chinese Security Forces in Tibet, 2008-2010
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2010/07/22/i-saw-it-my-own-eyes

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Human Rights Watch and Friends of Tibet (India)
are pleased to invite you to a discussion on "I
Saw It with My Own Eyes," a Human Rights Watch
report documenting abuses by Chinese security
forces following the March 2008 protests in
Tibet. Human Rights Watch interviewed 203Â
Tibetan refugees and temporary visitors outside
China between March 2008 and April 2010. ThisÂ
report is the first to document, solely through
eyewitness testimonies, how the crackdown
unfolded, and the scale of abuses that Chinese
security forces committed. These abuses include
the use of disproportionate force to suppress
protesters, deliberate ill-treatment by police,
and politically determined judicial proceedings.

The discussion will take place in New Delhi on
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

Nicholas Bequelin, senior Asia researcher, Human Rights Watch

Dr Srikanth Kondapalli, former chairperson,
Department of East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal
Nehru University at School of International
Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 067

To read the report and for more Human Rights
Watch reporting work on China and Tibet, please visit: http://www.hrw.org/china

For more information and to schedule interviews, please contact:
In New Delhi, Meenakshi Ganguly (Hindi, Bengali,
English): +91-98-2003-6032; or meenakshi.ganguly@hrw.org
In New Delhi, Aprajita Sarcar (Hindi, English):
+91-98-9908-6964; or aprajita.sarcar@friendsoftibet.org
In Dharamshala,Tenzin Tsundue (Tibetan, Hindi,
English): +91-94-1807-9832; or tenzin.tsundue@friendsoftibet.org
In New Delhi, Pema Abrahams (English):
+91-88-6037-0380; or pema.abrahams@hrw.org

Dr Nicholas Bequelin is senior researcher on
China at Human Rights Watch, based in Hong Kong,
and a fellow at the Universities Service Centre
for Chinese Studies, the Chinese University of
Hong Kong. His publications have appeared in The
China Journal, The China Quarterly, Asian Studies
as well as many newspaper and magazines such as
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and
The International Herald Tribune. Dr. Bequelin's
former speaking engagements include The Council
on Foreign Relations, Chatham House, Jardines
Matheson, and Yale University, where he was a visiting scholar in spring 2010.

Dr Srikanth Kondapalli is an Associate Professor
in Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru
University. He studied Chinese language at
Beijing Language & Culture University and was a
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow at People’s
University, Beijing from 1996-98. He was a
Visiting Professor at National Chengchi
University, Taipei in 2004. He has published two
books and two monographs, co-edited a volume and
several articles in edited books, and in national
and international journals and newspapers. He is
a guest faculty member at College of Naval
Warfare, Army War College, Indo-Tibetan Border
Police Academy, and Border Security Force Academy.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading
independent organizations dedicated to defending
and protecting human rights. By focusing
international attention where human rights are
violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold
oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our
rigorous, objective investigations and strategic,
targeted advocacy build intense pressure for
action and raise the cost of human rights abuse.
For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked
tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork
for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring
greater justice and security to people around the
world. For more information, please visit: www.hrw.org.

Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep
alive the issue of Tibet through direct action.
Our activities are aimed at ending China's
occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the
Tibetan people. Friends of Tibet supports the
continued struggle of the Tibetan people for
independence. Friends of Tibet is also one of the
principal organisers of World Tibet Day around
the world. For more information, please visit: www.friendsoftibet.org.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading
independent organizations dedicated to defending
and protecting human rights. By focusing
international attention where human rights are
violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold
oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our
rigorous, objective investigations and strategic,
targeted advocacy build intense pressure for
action and raise the cost of human rights abuse.
For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked
tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork
for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring
greater justice and security to people around the
world. For more information, please visit: www.hrw.org.

Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep
alive the issue of Tibet through direct action.
Our activities are aimed at ending China's
occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the
Tibetan people. Friends of Tibet supports the
continued struggle of the Tibetan people for
independence. Friends of Tibet is also one of the
principal organisers of World Tibet Day around
the world. For more information, please visit: www.friendsoftibet.org .
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