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HRW: China Pressuring Nepal to Repress Tibetans

FILE - A devotee looks towards police personnel as she offers prayers at the premise of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
FILE - A devotee looks towards police personnel as she offers prayers at the premise of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
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Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing China of putting strong pressure on Nepal to restrict the rights of Tibetans living in that country.

The New York-based group says in a new report Tibetans face excessive use of force by Nepalese police, arbitrary arrests, spying, and threats, and that Nepal is under huge pressure from China to limit the number of Tibetans who can enter the country, in violation of international law.

Senior HRW researcher Nicholas Bequelin says the problem has been going on for more than half a decade.

"Our report shows that the situation of the Tibetan community in Nepal, which is approximately between 15,000 and 20,000 people, has markedly deteriorated since 2008," he says. "2008 was the year when we saw mass protests on the Tibetan plateau in China that took Beijing by surprise to a large extent, and, since then, China seems to have considered that it has to enroll Nepal's government help in surpressing the Tibetan community in Nepal itself."

Nepal has long been a refuge to Tibetans seeking to escape repression from China, and has also agreed to be a transit point for Tibetans going to India.

Nepal has not responded to the new report, but has said it will not allow it to be used for anti-Chinese activities.

China accuses Tibetans of terrorism in fighting for an independent state. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says Tibetans only want more autonomy inside China.

This report was produced in collaboration with the VOA Mandarin service.

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by: Kamikaze from: Japan
April 02, 2014 2:31 AM
Chinese government (PRC) is to be repressed by the rest of the world. PRC is bullying only small countries. There is no human right not only in Tibet but also in China.


by: buddist from: east
April 01, 2014 11:08 PM
Most Tibetans live happily in China, but someone who had been cheated by hypocritical politian the Dalai Lama have lots of problems in foreign countries. I feel sorry for them. the Dalai Lama, you should confess to all the tibetans who had been cheated and hurt by you!!!!


by: Shintaro Sakamoto from: Japan
April 01, 2014 7:21 PM
China’s human rights situation worst in decade.

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