Another date for your diary – please come and join us, Monday 4th April at The Corsham Almshouse, Corsham, Wiltshire. 7:00-9:00pm
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, we 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.
Tibet Watch’s ‘Blood on the Snows’ tour will bring these tales to a number of venues across the UK including Corsham. The speakers include Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren, Executive Director of Tibet Watch and Free Tibet. The special guest speaker is Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, Vice-President of the Gu Chu Sum Movement of Tibet (the Tibetan association for former political prisoners and our partner in our recent work on torture). This event will also feature video testimony from Tibetan monks who survived torture in the wake of the 2008 uprising.
This event is free. Refreshments will be provided – and Tibetan music. There will be campaign activities for those of you who feel inspired to take action.