Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 17, Sep 2014 11:01 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Eight RTYC chapters reject TYC resolution to cancel membership
Ngodup Tsering appointed as new Education Minister, Reshuffle in TGiE
Tibetan Parliament discusses Xi’s visit to India
14 Nobel laureates urge Zuma to grant visa to Dalai Lama
Tibetans, Indians protest Xi's visit at landmark
Tibetan killed in a clash over grazing rights in Rebkong
Kargyu Dhondup is the new Chief Justice Commissioner
8th Tibetan Parliament session begins, calls on India to talk Tibet with Xi
Former bureaucrat's books in Tibetan released by AMI
Too early to talk of the reincarnation of 14th Dalai Lama: close aide
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives in McLeod Ganj from Germany, Aug. 28, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a candle light vigil to pay tribute to the 5 Tibetans who died of injury sustained  in a firing on unarmed protesters demanding the release of a local chief of Shukpa village on Aug. 12. McLeod Ganj, August 20, 2014/Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
Rescue workers gather around a mangled remains of a bus that plunged down a deep gorge on a mountain pass near Machu County. The bus was plying from Machu County to Tsoe town.  8 people have died, and 20 others were injured. Aug. 7, 2014/Tibet Times
more photos »
Advertisement
Disturbing images of Tibet protests reach exile
Phayul[Friday, February 03, 2012 16:07]
By Tendar Tsering

A Tibetan lying down on the ground surrounded by armed Chinese security pesonnel in Serthar, eastern Tibet on January 24, 2012.
A Tibetan lying down on the ground surrounded by armed Chinese security pesonnel in Serthar, eastern Tibet on January 24, 2012.
DHARAMSHALA, February 3: More disturbing images of Chinese brutality in Tibet have reached exile.

The photos are from the January 24 protests that engulfed Serthar in eastern Tibet where a large crowd of Tibetans gathered in the central town and started raising slogans calling for Tibet’s independence.

Over 600 Chinese security personnel arrived at the scene of the protests and began firing indiscriminately at the crowd. Sources in exile have said that at least five Tibetans suffered fatal bullet injuries while over 40 Tibetans were seriously injured.

The photos that reached Phayul this morning from two different sources show Chinese police mercilessly beating an unarmed Tibetan protester with batons while he is lying face down on the street.

Another image shows two Chinese security personnel dragging away a Tibetan from his leg and arm down the street.

“We know that this harrowing scene playing out in the images from Serthar is being repeated across Tibet as Tibetans are attacked and harassed by Chinese authorities for simply advocating their basic
rights and freedom,” the Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, Tenzin Dorjee said.

In another photo, dozens of Chinese police are seen running towards a Tibetan man standing on the street with leaflets spread all around him.

The UK based Free Tibet in a release today said the photos underlined the brutal nature of Chinese occupation in Tibet.

"Despite China’s efforts to control information, these pictures show the determination of Tibetans to expose to the world what China doesn’t want us to see," Free Tibet said.

“Can the international community continue to turn a blind eye when the ongoing brutality of the occupation is clear for all to see?”

Following the widespread protests that engulfed the entire Tibetan plateau in 2008, the Tibetan region of Serthar has been a centre of Tibetan resistance.

Last year, on October 1, China's National Day, Tibetans in Serthar unfurled a large painted cloth portrait of the Dalai Lama and raised the Tibetan national flag on the roof of a three-storey building in the
town center. Protests broke out when Chinese authorities removed the portrait and flag.

Preceding the January 24 mass demonstrations, Tibetans in rural villages in Serthar carried out protests on January 18 and 22 while a larger demonstration was also reported on January 23 in Serthar town where a banner reading: "We protest against failed Chinese policies in Tibet" was unfurled.

This is the second occasion when rare photos of the recent protests in Tibet have come out to exile. Yesterday, Phayul released a number of photos of Tibetans killed and injured with bullet marks after Chinese security personnel fired indiscriminately on Tibetan protesters in Drango on January 23.

The entire region continues to remain under heavy military surveillance with phone lines and internet connections cut off.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
We Tibetan in exile... (oldmanknows)
images (omze)
Why not target something (Kalsang_Lama)
What do we tell the generations to come about this genocide. (jayteeng)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Disturbing images of Tibet protests reach exile
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement