Posted by: becketfund | March 25, 2008

China: Torture of Tibetan Monks and Nuns

TIBET – Exiled Tibetans have reported that China continues to torture Tibetan monks and nuns in prison and deny medical care to those in need of it, according to a story by AsiaNews on March 25. The Tibetan Solidarity Committee has reported 140 confirmed deaths and 1,100 arrests, though the actual figures are unknown and expected to be much higher.  Prisoners are now being sent away from the capital of Lhasa, where the prisons are full, to locations further afield, where they are often denied medical care for their injuries.  Other pro-Tibet organizations report that torture has become a routine in police investigations, and that monks and nuns are singled out for torture in “inhuman ways”.


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