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New Undeniable Evidence of Chinese Torture of Tibetans

March 24, 2009

Agam's Gecko Blog
March 22, 2009

New and extremely rare video footage smuggled out
of Tibet was released by the exiled Central
Tibetan Administration on Friday. These scenes
are described as having been recorded in or near
Lhasa sometime after the beginning of the latest
uprising just over one year ago. The video
documentation, only part of which is included in
the embedded clip below, is a chilling
verification of something I've had to write in
virtually every incident account posted on this blog over the past year.

In nearly every reported case of protest --
whether by a solo protester, a small handful of
people or a larger group -- there have been a
number of constant features. Freedom slogans are
raised, sometimes leaflets are distributed, and
Tibetan national symbols are often displayed. In
other words, these are non-violent demonstrations
of national anguish. Security forces respond
promptly and arrests are made, with the
inevitable "severe beatings" dished out prior to
carting the people away in police trucks —
whether they be nuns, monks or laypeople. This
does not conform with normally accepted police
practice, yet it seems to be standard procedure for China's colonial forces.

This is a sample of what that looks like.

While your humble correspondent gets caught up on
the reports over the past week (I returned from
Jakarta last night) to assemble the next major
post here, I leave the readers to ponder this new
evidence and wonder whether the usual Chinese
officials will respond by denouncing it as
"hurting the feelings of the Chinese people."
They certainly have no inhibitions against
hurting the feelings (and the bodies) of the Tibetan people.

The short clip included above is merely the
portion of this smuggled footage which seems
suitable for general, unsuspecting viewing. I
didn't want to spring the full, gruesome and
frankly inhuman evidence of the Chinese torture
of Tendar, a young Tibetan professional who
worked for China Mobile in Lhasa, without issuing
the strongest possible content warning.

Tendar was on his way to his office and had tried
to intervene as he saw Chinese police beating a
lone monk on March 14, 2008. Tendar was badly
disfigured by a number of creative methods and
his wounds were sealed with plastic wrap, which
caused necrosis and the rotting away of his very
body. He survived his injuries until his death on June 19, 2008.

If you have a very strong stomach, you can watch the whole video here.
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