Torture is an everyday reality in Tibet yet survivor accounts are rare, used by China as a weapon against political dissent, since the Chinese forcefully took over Tibet in 1959.Harsh treatment is common at the prisons where diissidents are held, with prisoners routinely subjected to torture, beatings, and forms of abuse.
Ex-political prisoners are closely monitored by Chinese authorities, their families often under threat if they speak out and escape into exile overseas is increasingly difficult. When Tibetans do share information they are risking everything.
Hear from torture testimonies read by the actors Dominic West, Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson and David Threlfall.
As many as 133 Tibetans have also set themselves ablaze in self-immolation protests calling for Tibetan freedom, opposing Beijing's rule and calling for the return of their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. As others have also resisted their actions represent the wishes and aspirations of countless Tibetans living under repressive Chinese rule.
You can also read about recent incidents and learn how you can join the campaign to stop torture in Tibet.
Please share the testimonies widely, lets show the Chinese that the world is watching, and continue to help global Tibetan groups who campaign to secure the release of courageous individuals who symbolise the enduring resistance of Tibetans inside Tibet.