The torture inflicted onto the Tibetan people lies deep within the examples of torture inflicted onto individuals of Tibet and the ignorance and laws for which China enforces onto to Tibet which leads to the torture. In Tibet, there are many instances of torture committed by the Chinese; some examples include the torture of Lobsang Choedon, a nun punished for praying to the Dalai Lama, and the treatment of monks and nuns all across Tibet who has fallen prey to China’s prejudice. Lobsang Choedon was one of a group of nuns arrested for praying to the Dalai Lama, and was beaten by Chinese security with metal-toed shoes, which was followed by being shocked by a 7000 volt cattle prod (Tofani 1). On May 7, 1996, monks who were identified to have put pictures of the Dalai Lama at a monastery were fired upon, leading to many injured and arrested (Tofani 3). Many young girls were forced into prostitution and married women were subjected to coerced sterilizations and abortions for becoming pregnant due to being sexually assaulted (Ma 1). While torture is a main issue in Tibet, the ignorance towards the Tibetans expressed by China is just as worse. Many Tibetan women have died due to being subjugated to many sexual and physical harm, with five of every dozen political priso...
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