Merciless Repression: Human Rights Abuses in Tibet

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Human Rights Watch, 1990 - 100 pagini
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2. The March 1989 demonstrations and the period of martial law in Tibet.

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Pagina 53 - torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such...
Pagina 9 - The book also represents a contribution towards marking the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Pagina 20 - human rights' * * * "Flames raged along the streets and a large number of Tibetan houses and stores were destroyed within the short period since March 5. Everywhere a scene of devastation meets the eye. Is this the peaceful demonstration or grade mentioned by some foreign gentlemen?" 40 At the end of March the mayor of Lhasa, speaking in Beijing, replied to a query from the Washington Post correspondent in the Chinese capital on the firearms question, stating that "A small number of firearms have...
Pagina 97 - Another initiative within the UN system (Commission on Human Rights and Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities) has been to the effect of making an increasingly greater use of special rapporteurs (such as those on...
Pagina 98 - ... 4. Without permissions, foreigners are not allowed to enter the martial law enforced area. Foreigners who are now in the martial law enforced area must leave within a definite time, except those who have permissions. 5. Firearms and ammunition possessed illegally should be taken over. People who are not entrusted with the task of enforcing the martial law are not allowed to carry firearms and ammunition and other dangerous articles. 6. Public security organs and people entrusted with the task...
Pagina 28 - New Crackdown Follows Celebrations in Lhasa," The Washington Post, December 21, 1989; and John Gittings, "Tibetan Nuns Defy the Might of China," The Guardian, November 8, 1989. *" Lewis M. Simons, "A Populace Seethes," The Boston Globe, December 7, 1989.
Pagina 88 - Schools in rural areas should concentrate on the Tibetan language, though standard Chinese is also required to be taught. Because of an inadequate supply of teaching materials and a shortage of teachers, the regulations pointed out the urgent need to make up this shortfall. By 1993 textbooks for middle schools should all be written in Tibetan; by 1997 most of the subjects in senior middle and technical schools should be taught in Tibetan; and...
Pagina 47 - January to 10 years in prison for colluding with reactionaries abroad to try to overthrow the people's government and the socialist system. According to an article in Xinhua News Service (September 21, 1989), Gyulo was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1959 but released under an amnesty 20 years later, in 1979.
Pagina 27 - The air of suspicion and surveillance was further reinforced by government directives, such as a broadcast on Lhasa radio in November 1989, which declared: [The city's cadres should] take the lead in carrying out political, ideological, propaganda, and educational work among the masses as well as among their relatives and family members, take a firm stand in the struggle against separatism, and expose and inform against separatists and other serious criminal offenders. •* The...

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