2009 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 19, 2009
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso recounts his 33 years of imprisonment by the Chinese government, a punishment inflicted on him for his peaceful advocacy on behalf of the Tibetan people. He describes the beatings, starvation, and electric shock torture that he endured during his imprisonment. Despite the abuse he suffered, Gyatso still has hope that Tibet will one day be a free and independent nation and coexist peacefully with China. He emphasizes that the struggle for freedom must be peaceful, even in the face of violent Chinese government repression.