Tibet: Support for the Tibet Genocide CaseBefore the Spanish National Court
CJA is providing legal advice and support to the legal team that initiated the Tibet Genocide Case pending before the Spanish National Court. CJA has assisted with the second investigation initiated by Judge Pedraz which concerns the torture and killings of Tibetan priests in Lhasa on March 2008. The priests were holding a peaceful demonstration. It is alleged that over a hundred priests were shot by Chinese police officers, and others were arrested and tortured. Thousands of civilian Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese military since the 1949 invasion and occupation.
On April 25, 2009, an historic round of survivor and expert witnesses testimony occurred in Madrid. Among the witnesses was a former political prisoner who was imprisoned for over thirty years and severely tortured, human rights experts and the relative of a victim of the above described Lhasa killings.