Over 1000 Tibetan protesters have been arrested

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reports that at least 64 protesters have been killed, over 1000 arrested, hundreds have vanished and homes have been ransacked and raided. Chinese officials, on the other hand, put the number of arrests at 24 – but they seem to be distinguishing between arrest and ‘surrender’ – a distinction which probably should be ignored.

Last week India helped China to avoid embarrassment by, from what I can gather, arresting peaceful protesters. There seems to be a law against “threatening the region’s peace and tranquility”.

If you scan the pages of TCHRD for some sense of what democracy might look like for Tibet, how it might get there, there’s nothing – the democracy part is practically non-existent, or lost in the advocacy.


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