International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26


“I urge all Member States to accede to and fully implement the Convention against Torture and support the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.  Let us work together to end torture throughout the world and ensure that countries provide reparation for victims.” –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

So then tell us why the torture of Tibetans are allowed to continue by China? Why Tibetan torture victims do not have the same right, the same support and get the public outcry as those in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and so on? Although China ”outlawed” torture in 1996 it still goes on every single day.

090320082335JM[1]This young man’s name was Tendor. He is dead now. Just like millions of Tibetans he died in the hands of China.

090320083659O8[1]Tendor, after his imprisonment and torture by the Chinese. His wounds were not only left untreated medically while in the Chinese gulag, his wounds were specially wrapped so that they would rot. He died shortly after this photo was taken. (Photos from Phayul)

So let us remember and honour all those people who died,those who survived and those who this moment are being tortured. Time for governments and UN to actually start caring and doing something than always put the money first, no more empty promises…

2003-9-7-cxt-2_mediumLarge wounds sustained by Ms. Chen Xingtao from electric batons and other forms of torture; Bamalong female labor camp, Zhuzhou city, Hunan province, China (Photo from: FaluiInfo)




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