Analysts Say China Violates Human Rights in Tibet

Voice of America News reports: “New research measuring nighttime lighting data from detention facilities in Tibet has renewed global discussion about China’s decadeslong persecution of Tibetans in the autonomous region.

While the report’s findings offer limited insights into the current state of detention across the region, analysts say some evidence shows a fundamental shift in policing.

The study released by the nonprofit RAND Europe research institute shows increased activities at high-security detention facilities in recent years, suggesting a possible shift from low-level detention to longer-term imprisonment and detention in the autonomous region.

Using satellite-based sensors to measure nighttime lighting consumption at detention facilities, RAND Europe said the findings may help improve the outside world’s understanding of China’s ‘stability maintenance’ efforts in Tibet, which the researchers characterize as an ‘information black hole’ to the international community…”

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