Résultats / 62 photos
Generations Rangzen // 13/07/2008  // Agnès DHERBEYS
Thopkyi, 70yo, met in a restaurant in Ichangwnarayan, on the 17th of July 2008 / arrested during a Tibetan protest in front of Chinese Visa Section on the 18th of July 2008. “I am born in Tibet. My family was quite rich back then, we had many lands and house servants. In 1974 all of it has been seized by the Chinese government. My mother was arrested and she spent 2 years in jail. I got arrested myself in 1974, and I spent 9 years in a Lhassa jail for protesting in Rigny against the occupation. During that time, I made cars or trucks parts for the Chinese as political prisoner. The first 5 years were tough, yet in 1979, new guards arrived in the prison and our conditions became slightly better, especially the food! I have never been tortured. Still, my worse souvenir of the jail is that I constantly worried for my wife and our 10 children. While I am in prison, how can they survive? Who to take care of them?” “After my time in jail, I worked onto the building of the new Panchen Lama room in Tashilhunpo. In the monastery, I saw some other reincarnation photos, other than Ghendhun Choekyi, who had been identified by HH the Dalai Lama to be the 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, there were images of a Panchen Lama whom the Chinese had recommended. I felt so hopeless then, I escaped my country, leaving my 10 children and wife behind. I have not seen any of them since.” En 2008 à Katmandu les tibétains ont manifesté contre l'occupation chinoise dans leur pays. Agnes Dherbeys / M.Y.O.P