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A Tibetan herdsman whose hands were cut off

Tibet torture

Mutilation in old Tibet

In her book, Tibetan Interviews, Anna Lousie Strong, recounts:

"A herdsman, speaking at the big mass meeting with arms uplifted to show that the hands were long since broken off at the wrist. But the strong face spoke now neither of pain nor of horror but only of judgement as the man said: "This lord took away my wife and I never again saw her. He beat off my hands when I opposed him. He also beat of the hands of my younger brother, who was weaker than I and who died of shock and loss of blood. My sister died of the terror. My old mother is ill ever since."

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