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Tibetan Political Prisoners

World  (tags: Tibet-Chinese-Oppression, Political prisoners, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

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The use of detention, arrest and imprisonment of large numbers of Tibetans continues to be an integral part of China's effort to suppress opposition to Chinese rule in Tibet. Tibetan political prisoners endure harsh prison conditions, including torture...


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Ben O (129)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 5:37 am
Independent international human rights observers have documented hundreds of political prisoners who continue to suffer in various prisons, labor camps, and detention centers throughout Tibet. There are many political prisoners in Tibet whose identities have never been confirmed by independent observers. The whereabouts of dozens of Tibetan dissidents remain unknown to their families and to the outside world.
Torture continues on a wide scale in prisons, detention centers, and labor camps throughout Tibet. A consistent pattern of torture used against political prisoners has been well established: most dissidents are beaten during arrest and initial detention and torture is incorporated with the intensive interrogation process in order to extract confessions. Common forms of abuse include: kicking and beating; applying electric shocks to sensitive areas such as the genitals and mouth; placing heated objects on skin; using self-tightening handcuffs; and placing prisoners in confinement cells and in extreme isolation for long periods. Gender specific torture includes subjecting women to humiliation and sexual abuse.


Darlene K (356)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 10:50 am
So much evil has manifested in China. The world's champions of all recognized sports came and left, with no national or world response of the great magnitude that SHOULD HAVE happened with help to the Tibetans. Insane.
Thank you Ben.

ROBIN M (312)
Friday September 5, 2008, 8:54 am
What gives people the right to think they can own other people

Marina Payne (17)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:49 am
The greatest evil in the world is when good people do nothing to oppose the wrongs of our society. These are people held for a belief, by people who would deny others the right to simply think how they choose. It is not ownership of others it is domination and incarceration. I think it our duty to shine a light upon these actions to our state, national, and world leaders in the form of letters. Tell everyone you know to pass on this and other articles of oppression. Make our voices heard, not just for those in Tibet, but for all political prisoners; also consider no man is an island, we are all connected and if they have the power to do this to others they can do it to you and yours. Compassion, Patience, and the will to Coexist are stronger than hatred, greed, and the thirst for power. It saddens us all but thank you for posting about this Ben, you obviously have a good heart.
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