mandag 4. april 2016

Tibetan Kills Himself to End Torture in Jail

A Tibetan man detained by Chinese police on unknown charges has killed himself in custody to end brutal torture at the hands of his jailers, according to a source living in the region. Tashi, a member of the Deyang family aged in his 30s, died on March 11 in the Tsangshul detention center in Markham (in Chinese, Mangkang) county in the Chamdo (Changdu) prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan Service. He had been taken into custody by police shortly before the March 10 anniversary of a failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read more