Three Tibetan monks testified in a Madrid court Monday as Spain hears a case alleging that China committed genocide in Tibet.
The monks -- Palden Gyatso, Jampel Monlam, and Bhagdro all spent time in prison for demonstrating against Chinese rule in Tibet. The monks say they were tortured.
The lawsuit was brought against China by the Madrid-based Committee to Support Tibet. It accuses seven senior Chinese officials, including former President Jiang Zemin, of ordering torture and massacres in Tibet.
China has condemned the lawsuit as interference in its internal affairs by Spain.
Spanish law allows prosecutors to investigate human rights charges brought against foreign countries.