Dharamsala: Tsering Samdup is an ex-political prisoner of 6 years whose mother and sister were arrested last year following the uprisings in Tibet. "I was born in Phenpo, north of Lhasa, in 1986. In 1994 I partook in a demonstration in Lhasa, chanting the slogans: 'Independence for Tibet,' 'China out of Tibet,' 'Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama,' "Human Rights and Freedom of Religion in Tibet.' We protested for 5 minutes before 11 district police officers arrested my 3 fellow protesters and me by holding our hands behind our backs. We continued to chant slogans, and they responded by inserting their fingers into our mouths. When we arrived at the police station near the great temple in Lhasa, 15 additional officers beat us with belts and ashtrays.
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