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China: Further information on excessive use of force / fear for safety

, Index number: ASA 17/003/2007

A group of Tibetans who were detained in September 2006, when they were trying to flee from China to Nepal were tortured in custody. According to members of the group who were released, the older teenagers and adults were beaten with rubber batons and electric-shock prods. The younger children were not beaten, but were interrogated. It is not clear if all those who were detained have been released or if some still remain in custody.

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