Protest outside China Embassy in France against Tibetan Monk's brutal killing

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Published: January 31,2021 11:45 AM
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January 31, 2021: The Tibetan community held a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Paris to protest the death of Tibetan monk Tenzin Nyima.

January 31, 2021: The Tibetan community held a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Paris to protest the death of Tibetan monk Tenzin Nyima, who died of injuries sustained from beatings and torture in a Chinese prison.



As per reports, the 19-year-old monk died of injuries sustained from beatings and "torture" in a Chinese prison in Sichuan's Kardze prefecture after being released in a comatose state by his jailers.



The protest was organised by Students for Free Tibet on Saturday and demonstrators called for freedom of Tibet from Chinese rule, stating that they would not be silenced due to oppression by China. They carried Tibetans' flags and placards and raised slogans against the Xi Jinping government.



Though local authorities in Paris had advised the organisers that they should restrict their numbers to 30 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tibetans defied this advisory with more than 100 being present at the protest site.



The young monk, Tenzin Nyima (also called Tamay), was from Dza Wonpo monastery, in Wonpo township, Kandze prefecture, a Tibetan area within Sichuan province.



The authorities initially detained him on November 9, 2019, two days after he and three other Wonpo monks briefly distributed leaflets and shouted slogans calling for Tibetan independence outside the local Wonpo government office.



Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch, a US-based non-governmental organisation, said the Chinese authorities should hold to account all those responsible for the "brutal kilin" of the monk.



"Chinese authorities have once again turned arbitrary detention into a death sentence. They should hold to account all those responsible for the brutal killing of the Tibetan monk Tenzin Nyima," said Sophie Richardson, China director at the Human Rights Watch.



The authorities released Nyima in May 2020, but rearrested him on August 11, apparently for sharing news of the arrests online.