Blood in the snow: Murdering Tibetans at Nangpa Pass

Imagine seeing humans shot down like animals being hunted. That’s what happened on September 30, 2006 at Nangpa Pass, high up in the snow-covered mountains. Thanks to a Romanian cameraman at a nearby mountaineering advanced base camp, you can see this atrocity too.

A group of refugees were trying to escape to India, via Nepal, from China-occupied Tibet. Chinese border troops opened fire, killing a young woman and possibly one or more others.

Two other young members of the group, who were interviewed after reaching safety, explained that they were going to India to seek education and the influence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual (and former political) leader, who lives in India with Tibet’s government-in-exile. The victim, Kelsang Namtso, was a nun, and was hoping to join a nunnery in India.

Tibetans face discrimination and government persecution in their homeland.

This is cold-blooded murder, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to human rights abuses committed by China’s government. Many Chinese suffer persecution, torture, and even death for political and religious reasons, and all are restricted in terms of freedoms and rights.

I encourage you to watch this video, and afterwards, maybe you’ll join me in calling for a free Tibet–and a free China.

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