The Truth about Tibet: Hear Their Stories

by 3 Generations
Jun 13, 2012

Political Prisoners and Self Immolation in Tibet

Since the 1950s Tibet has been under Chinese rule and the Tibetan people have been ardently trying to regain their political freedom. Over the years Tibetans have organized and carried out many public protests, including self-immolation, to encourage the government to listen to them; unfortunately they’ve had little success. The Chinese government continues to stifle the cries of the Tibetan people by throwing protestors, journalists, and anyone openly opposing the current regime into jail, turning them into political prisoners. These political prisoners have no rights, are tortured and abused, fearing for their lives every day, and are in desperate need of our help. They aren’t just Tibetans either, many of these prisoners come from other countries as tourists on vacation or journalists looking to investigate the situation in Tibet. Can you imagine being thrown in jail, without a fair trial, because you took a picture of a public protest and wrote about it on your blog?

Clearly, Tibet needs our support and for us at 3 generations that starts with storytelling. There are still many stories to hear from Tibetan refugees and political prisoners and we are currently working on finding people willing and wanting to share these stories publicly. Before the end of the year we hope to have multiple new videos made that will raise awareness and expose the current state of socio-political conflict in Tibet. In the meantime, we are cultivating relationships with other organizations that are helping Tibet, such as the Tibet Fund. The Chinese government refuses to listen to the Tibetan people’s pleas for freedom, but we’re all ears.   


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Jane Wells
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New York, NY United States

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