Tales of Tibetan Resistance and Survival
Monday 4th April 2016 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: In the Schoolroom of Corsham Almshouses, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HT
In 2008, after decades of occupation and repression, a wave of protests erupted across Tibet. China’s response left 227 dead, over 1,000 injured and 6,810 in prison. Some have since been released. Some are still behind bars. Some didn’t live to tell the tale. A few not only survived until release but then evaded surveillance and managed to escape into exile.
In 2015, Tibet Watch put the testimony of seven torture survivors in front of the UN. Voices that China tried to silence now told tales of barbaric cruelty and incredible bravery. They told of the unbreakable spirit of Tibetan resistance.
The evening will be hosted by
Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren – Tibet Watch and Free Tibet
Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar – Gu Chu Sum Movement of Tibet
and include s video testimony from Tibetan monks who survived torture in the wake of the 2008 Uprising
free entry / campaign activities / music and refreshments
Please see www.tibetwatch.org/blood-on-the-snows for more details.