Spanish court hears case about alleged genocide in Tibet

19th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

Three Tibetan monks appear in court on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged genocide by China's Communist troops in Tibet in 1951.

19 MAY 2008

MADRID - Three Tibetan monks are giving evidence in Spain's National Court as part of an investigation into alleged genocide by China's Communist troops in Tibet.

The monks, dressed in traditional burgundy and yellow-coloured robes, are appearing before Judge Ismael Moreno.

The judge is studying a lawsuit brought by the Madrid-based Committee to Support Tibet alleging that more than 1 million Tibetans have been killed or disappeared since Tibet was occupied by Chinese troops in 1951.

No decision was expected Monday on whether Spain will file formal charges.

The group filed its lawsuit against several former Chinese officials under a Spanish law allowing prosecution of human rights crimes, even those committed in another country.

[AP / Expatica]

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