fredag 30. oktober 2020

Tibetan Woman Dies After Being Tortured in Chinese Custody

A Tibetan herder and mother of three in Nagchu prefecture’s Driru county died in August after being tortured in Chinese custody, while her cousin is still being held by police, rights groups and sources in the region say. Lhamo, a 36-year-old herder who was detained by police in June, died shortly after being sent to a hospital by police, a Tibetan living in India told RFA’s Tibetan Service, citing contacts in Driru (in Chinese, Biru)..

“Her family believes her death was caused by severe torture that she suffered in custody,“ Konchog Rinchen said from India. “Her family pleaded with the authorities to allow them to perform traditional funeral ceremonies, but the authorities forced them to cremate her body immediately.”