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108 protestors arrested in Nepal: Police step up use of force
Phayul[Tuesday, May 06, 2008 10:46]
By Tenzin Choephel
Phayul Correspondent

A protestor bleeding profusely from his forehead after being hit by a baton while protesting near Chinese Embassy on Monday in Kathmandu.  (Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
A protestor bleeding profusely from his forehead after being hit by a baton while protesting near Chinese Embassy on Monday in Kathmandu. (Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
Kathmandu, May 5 - Over 120 Tibetan protestors drenched by light rain rallied at the Chinese Embassy again this afternoon. The police on their part retaliated with increased use of force injuring at least a dozen protestors including a man who was seen bleeding profusely from his forehead after being hit by a baton. Six people are reported to have been seriously injured in the scuffle. Two were taken to Birendra Police Hospital and the remaining four to Om Hospital by fellow Tibetans.

A female protestor was overheard arguing with the police after she was beaten, "China has occupied our country, now they are killing our people, why are you beating us, who gave you the right to beat us?" She was later pulled by the hair and thrown into a police van. Many others were struck by police baton, kicked, punched, dragged and shoved into vans.
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
Two men fainted at the scene but were nevertheless dragged and tossed into the waiting vehicles. Another man and a woman protestor who were dragged on the wet road bruised their backs. Protestors raised slogans calling for a 'Free Tibet'. They shouted 'Long live the Dalai Lama', 'China liar' and 'Stop killing in Tibet'. They were just meters away from the gate of the Chinese Embassy in Baluwatar before being apprehended by the security officials.

A total of 108 people were arrested with 103 detained at Metropolitan Police Barrack No. 2 and 5 Durbar Marg Police Station. They were later released at 8 pm the same day with one protestor placed under medical observation after a minor surgical operation on his broken finger.
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
The rest of the injured are said to be alright after receiving treatment.

According to the Himalayan Times daily, the Chinese Embassy in a statement on Sunday condemned the US Embassy in Nepal and other Human Rights Organizations for supporting Tibetan protestors. The Embassy said that they were 'interfering with Nepal's internal affairs and attempting to damage Sino-Nepal relations by pointing fingers on the measures of Nepali authorities to deal with anti-Chinese activities here'.

The announcement came after the US Embassy in Kathmandu issued a statement on Thursday saying, "Ambassador Powell expressed official US concern about the treatment of Tibetans by Nepali authorities. She urged the Prime Minister to ensure that the right to peaceful protest was maintained and that the human rights of Tibetans in Nepal are respected".
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
(Photo by Tenzin Choephel/Phayul.com)
Human Rights Watch, the US based human rights watchdog and Amnesty International also have raised serious concerns recently over treatment of peaceful Tibetan protestors in Nepal.
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