Tibetans living in exile release video of Chinese atrocities

March 21st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI  

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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