China Police Fire Rubber Bullets as “Democracy” Village Erupts After Arrests
Venus Wu and James Pomfret, REUTERS
Chinese riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Wukan, a village once dubbed a symbol of grassroots democracy. The incident occurs less than a week after the elected village chief was jailed for corruption.
Ama Adhe, an Ex-Political Prisoner, Shares Her Story of Torture in Tibet
Barbara Machado, TIBET POST INTERNATIONAL
Ama Adhe’s tragedy began in 1958, when her husband was poisoned by the Chinese authorities, who considered him a nuisance. Shortly after, her sister was arrested, publicly humiliated, and executed at the public square to “set an example.” Several months later, Adhe herself was arrested alongside 300 other women at a protest against the Chinese rule. Out of these 300 women, only 4 survived the severe starvation and forced labor brought upon them in prison.