HRW on abuses by Chinese security forces in Tibet

July 23, 2010, 10:52 a.m.

Human Rights Watch has released a report, which details the disproportionate force used by Chinese security forces during and after Tibetan protests beginning on March 10, 2008.

The 73-page report, "‘I Saw It with My Own Eyes': Abuses by Security Forces in Tibet, 2008-2010," is based on more than 200 interviews with Tibetan refugees and visitors conducted immediately after they left China, as well as fresh, not previously reported, official Chinese sources. The report details, through eyewitness testimonies, a broad range of abuses committed by security forces both during and after protest incidents, including using disproportionate force in breaking up protests, proceeding to large-scale arbitrary arrests, brutalizing detainees, and torturing suspects in custody.

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