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Tibetans living in exile release video of Chinese atrocities

March 23, 2009

By Sindh Today
March 21, 2009

Dharamsala, Mar 21 (ANI): Tibetans living in
exile here released a new video giving graphic
details of Chinese atrocities committed in Tibet last year.

‘China’s brutality in Tibet exposed’ was released
by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) here on Friday.

The video, running into eight-minutes, shows grim
footage of protestors being brutally beaten by
police, the sufferings and death of captives and
doctors treating seriously injured monks during
protests that erupted throughout Tibet since March 10, 2008.

This video also shows the presence of paramilitary forces in Lhasa.

Tibetans living in exile termed the Chinese
treatment of Tibetans as inhuman and hoped that
the world would respond to their atrocities.

‘This is shocking. How some people can treat
other people with such anger and hatred? I am
sure the world will see this and they will know
what the truth is,’ said Tenzin Tsondu, a Tibetan activist.

CTA claims, as of January 31, 2009, partly as a
result of such beatings, about 220 Tibetans died
and over 1,294 were seriously injured.

Tibet and ethnic Tibetan areas in neighbouring
provinces of China were again placed under a
security clampdown around March 10, the Tibetan
Uprising Day, aimed at stifling protest against Chinese rule.

Chinese troops marched into Tibet in 1950 and the
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama fled the
mountainous region in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

The Dalai Lama eventually managed to arrive in
India with an estimated 80,000 followers.

The Dalai Lama marked his 50 years in exile on
March 10 by demanding ‘meaningful autonomy’ for his Tibetan homeland.

Beijing says the Dalai Lama’s calls for Tibetan
high-level autonomy are tantamount to a demand for independence.

But many exiled Tibetans would like to go further
than the conciliatory approach of their spiritual leader.

A meeting of exiles last November reaffirmed his
‘middle way’ path, but many said their patience
with Beijing might not last. (ANI)

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