China abuses the human rights of Tibetans in many ways - from excessive use of force and torture to disappearances. Here are just a few of them...
Uses of lethal force
The 49-year old herder, was shot dead by Chinese security forces on 24 January 2012 in Drango town.
Yonten was taking part in a protest when security forces opened fire and injured more than 30 people in the largest reported shooting of unarmed protestors since 2008.
Jampa was arrested simply for being the sister of a protest leader. She was beaten and tortured in detention and later released without charge.
Deaths in custody
Tsering Gyaltsen was one of hundreds of Tibetans who were detained in Drango following a protest which he did not participate in. For three months, officials denied any knowledge of him to his family before telling his monastery that he was dead.
Yonten Gyatso was arrested after sending emails containing details about a self-immolation. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for sharing information about protests in Tibet.
Geshe Tsewang Namgyal was one of four monks arrested in a cyber café in January 2012, even though he did not take part in the protest that summoned the security forces. There was no word of his whereabouts or wellbeing until November 2012 when news emerged that he had been sentenced to six years in prison by a Chinese court. It is not known if he had legal representation.