Peaceful protester violently apprehended
On 16 October 2014, Doree, a young Tibetan, carried out a solo protest at around 1:00pm local time. He threw paper lungtas (prayer flags) into the air and shouted slogans at the main square of Serthar County, Kardze, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He was protesting against the hardships Tibetans face under Chinese rule in occupied Tibet. Doree was immediately arrested; witnesses report that he was violently beaten by police and pulled away by his hair.
Previously Lobsang Tenpa from Ngaba, Passang Wangchuk and another young Tibetan, both from Kardze, staged similar protests. The whereabouts and condition of all three remain unknown. Lobsang Gendun, a 20-year old, recently carried out a peaceful protest during the official anniversary celebrations of China’s Communist Party. Despite the fact he acted alone, he has reportedly been tortured in detention and given a 10-year prison sentence.
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