".........In one case a staving villager had both eyes gouged-out for stealing two sheep from a local monastery. Amputation was the standard punishment, for a whole range of innocuous crimes. Judicial mutilation, whippings etc were formalized under the 13th century Tibetan legal code & still administered in 1950.
The statutory code of old Tibet that divided the population was divinely inspired, dividing people-up into three classes and nine ranks. Those belonging to the highest rank, like the rich or royalty were worth more than say a farm worker. The equation to ‘value’ a human was based on the weight of a dead-body – the highest ranks being calculated in the corpses weight in gold, and the lower classes in straw. So the rich could literally get away with murder and rape & a poor servant lose an arm for stealing a chicken.
I wonder again if the New Zealand public and those in the west would be keen to see a return to the good old days in Tibet where the rich lamas & land-owners used their ‘death squads’ to quell any dissent to their nepotistic rule?
And who was the biggest despot in this tyranny?
Yep you guessed it, that all round good guy, Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dali Lama.
It was him that had the most to lose when The Chinese arrived, and the corrupt social-order he lauded over began eroding............"
(Pardon, I did a mistake, it was not Tibetan but Chinese that 1000 Cuts torture):
".........Uploaded by Sarastarlight on Jan 6, 2008
http://BrainMind.com/Tiananmen.html Chinese Torture & Atrocities: Beheadings & Death by a 1000 Cuts. Death by a 1000 cuts was utilized in China as punishment for over 1000 years until outlawed in 1905. Beheadings were commonplace for 4000 years.
The pictures of "death from a thousand cuts" are all from China, during the early 1900s. The beheadings are also from China, during this same time period. There is one photograph of a beheading at the very end of the film whose origins or perpetrators are disputed; some claim he is Japanese--though he is wearing a Chinese police officers cap which was still in fashion during the 1980s in Beijing, China.
This video is taken from a much longer film, by Dr. Joseph, that covers the history of China during the 1900s and ends with the Tiananmen Massacre.
Although death by 1000 cuts was outlawed, the communists in China under Mao committed horrible atrocities and torture. Mao's wife recommended "death by a 1000" for the president of Communist China and the co-chairman of the Communist party. It is for this reason that we included the footage from the cultural revolution--she recommended death by a thousand cuts and it fit into the topic of the film. Some complain we are being unfair to the communists by including this; this criticism is ridiculous.......".
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Why the repression in Tibet [details - II]
Unveiling Tibetan Buddhist propaganda and atrocities : a way for progress in the Tibet/China conflict
|Publisher:||Sydney, Australia : Shambhallah Awareness Centre, 2005, ©2004.|
|Edition/Format:||Book : English|
Human rights in TibetFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHuman rights in Tibet are a contentious political issue.
Pre-1950 Tibet has been described as a society in which the concept of human rights was unknown: it was ruled by a theocracy, beset by serfdorm and a form of slavery, had a caste-like social hierarchy, lacked a proper judicial system, enforced penal mutilations. However, it is claimed that capital punishment and mutilation decreased considerably with the increased influence of Buddhism, and were finally banned by the 13th Dalai Lama.
Abuses of human rights in post-1950 Tibet include freedom of religion, belief, and association. Specific abuses include arbitrary arrest and maltreatment in custody, including torture. Freedom of the Press in the PRC is still absent, and Tibet's media is tightly controlled by the Chinese leadership, making it difficult to determine accurately the scope of human rights abuses. A series of reports published in the late 1980s claimed that China was forcing Tibetans to adhere to strict birth control programs that included forced abortions, sterilizations, and even infanticide.
According to a 1992 Amnesty International report, judicial standards in China, including in Tibet, were not up to "international standards". The report charged the Chinese Communist Party government with keeping political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, including the death penalty in its penal code, ill-treatment of detainees and inaction in the face of ill-treatment of detainees, including torture, the use of the death penalty, extrajudicial executions, forced abortions and sterilisation. The status of religion, mainly as it relates to figures who are both religious and political, such as the 14th Dalai Lama, is a regular object of criticism.
- 1 Human rights in pre-1950 Tibet
- 2 Human rights in post-1950 Tibet
- 2.1 Reforms
- 2.2 Difficulties
- 2.3 Types of abuses
- 2.4 Repercussions of 2008 unrest
- 2.5 Verifiabilty of exile pronouncements
- 2.6 Reported sentencings of Tibetans in Chinese courts
- 3 See also
- 4 Notes