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Generations Rangzen // 13/07/2008  // Agnès DHERBEYS
Gyaltsen Tsondue, 35yo in her home, Boddhanath Katmandu 14th of July 2008 Gyaltsen arrived in Nepal in 1992, after spending some time in India, where she took part of an association of former political prisoners. “On the 10th of March 1987 I took part of a demonstration against the occupation in Lhassa. I was 15 years old. Our group of 14 was arrested by the Chinese. On the way to the prison, they beat us as if we were animals, to the point I collapsed. Of course I was aware of the risks I took, but I didn’t care. For 3 months, police interrogated me and tortured me (Gyaltsen showed me the scars left by various Chinese torture techniques she still carries 20 years later): they beat me up, they would throw angry dogs to deeply bite my legs. They used to put my feet into iced water, pouring boiling water at the same time. They also tortured me with many electroshocks –this is why I can’t work now, I am having difficulties concentrating or remembering and I have heavy headaches often too”. “Chinese police could not understand why a 15yo would take part of a demonstration by herself, and they wanted me to declare I was not acting by my own, they wanted me to denounce people. They did not want to understand that I came to protest because a year before I got arrested –day for day, my older brother got assassinated by the Chinese police on the 10th of March 1986. He was a lama who came to protest against the occupation, and police simply throw him off a building, and he died. I then promised myself I will keep doing what my brother had started”. “Eventually after 3 months, they stopped torturing me, and I spent 2 more years in prison”. “My mother is still in Tibet with my younger sister, I am amazed how strong she remains, when I have the chance to talk to her on the telephone. She encourages me to myself encourage the exiled Tibetan youth. Last March 2008, my 23 yo sister demonstrated in Lhassa too. Chinese police arrested her. I have been told they have cut her ear off”. “I am very proud of the kids and youth in Nepal. Even prouder perhaps, because they don’t know Tibet… So I always tell children and teenagers about the history of their motherland, I visit my children at school, and sometimes I talk to some of their friends, always reminding them to follow the Shivelaam (peaceful path), to not answer to the violence of Nepali police.” En 2008 à Katmandu les tibétains ont manifesté contre l'occupation chinoise dans leur pays. Agnes Dherbeys / M.Y.O.P