GENEVA, February 20, 2018 – Golog Jigme, Tibetan monk and human rights activist jailed and tortured by China for making 2008 documentary “Leaving Fear Behind,” addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — see quotes below.
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On being tortured:
- “It isn’t possible to share all the torture I was subjected to due to the time limit. When I was put on the iron chair it was horrible – beyond what a human being can imagine.”
- I felt that all my organs, my lungs, my livers, were coming out. This is how I was tortured physically.”
- “I was forced to denounce the dalai lama.”
On the need for the international community to take action on Tibet:
- “If the situation in Tibet is not addressed as soon as possible, the universality of human rights is under threat.”