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Activist flees Tibet

The following is taken from an account provided to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy this week by Jamyang Dhargyal, a new arrival from Tibet. He fled Tibet for India in 1993 but returned to his homeland in 1995 determined to make Tibetans aware of international support for the Tibetan cause. He carried with him speeches of the Dalai Lama, copies of the foreign-produced Chinese “Democratic Magazine” and other publications. “Unfortunately upon reaching Kyidong, I was caught by the Chinese Army, detained for 18 days, and systematically tortured during interrogations. I was then transferred to Shigatse, Lhasa, Xiling and Drotsang within the space of a year and endured …

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Discrimination in school

The following information was provided by Jamyang Dhargyal who had studied in this school for three years. Bayan County Nationality School in Amdo (Ch:Qinghai) is a day-cum-boarding school admits Tibetans and Chinese Muslims. In the early 1980’s the school fees and expenses were taken on by the government and a monthly stipend of 24 yaun per student was provided. Most of the boarders in the school were Tibetan while Chinese Muslims and other Chinese stayed with their parents all of whom nearby. Since the Tibetan parents lived far from the school, their children were compelled to stay in the school’s …

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