Rebecca Novick: Guilty of Being Tibetan: Scenes from a Lhasa Prison
He describes the monks being singled out for particularly harsh treatment. “I’m very worried about the monks. The soldiers regard [them] as something very different…I can’t understand why they do terrible things to monks.”
“I met an old man who had two ribs broken. He was all bent over and couldn’t stand up straight. He was dying, so the police took him to People’s Hospital….The people who are taken to hospital are usually people who have been shot or beaten, and they usually die there. A brother and sister were sleeping in the same room and all of a sudden soldiers came and threw them out of the window from a high floor to the ground. The brother was killed on the spot. The sister didn’t die, but she can’t lie down, she has to remain in a sitting position all the time. They took the body away and told her that she is forbidden to tell anyone.