PALDEN GYATSO ON VISIT TO BRITAIN

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Palden Gyatso, 64, a Tibetan monk imprisoned and tortured for 24 years by the Chinese, pausing during a Westminster news conference yesterday. He urged Britain to campaign against human rights abuses in his homeland and help liberate it. Tortures he endured daily included having an electric shock baton rammed down his throat, being hung from a ceiling and a fire lit beneath him, and beatings with nail-studded planks. In one prison, acute hunger drove him to eat his boots Photograph: Dillon Bryden

"Some of the things that happened were unbelievable," he said..

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