The United Nations watchdog investigating torture has ordered a thorough and independent inquiry into China’s excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protestors particularly monks in Kardze county, Ngaba county, and the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
The Chinese government’s violent clampdown on peaceful Tibetan protestors since 10 March this year in Tibet, left 218 Tibetans dead, 1290 injured and 6705 arrested or detained. The UN Committee against Torture's forth-periodic review on China was held from 7 to 10 November in Geneva, Switzerland. In its concluding observations, the UN Committee against Torture issued a set of recommendations to China on 21 November. The panel called for prompt, impartial and effective investigations into all allegations of torture and ill-treatment and should ensure that those responsible are prosecuted.