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China faces genocide case in Spanish courts

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China faces genocide case in Spanish courts


Pro-Tibetan associations have been given the go ahead to sue seven Chinese officials, including the Minister of Defence, for genocide.

The case, which will be heard in a Spanish court, relates to the repression of rioters in
Tibet’s capital Lhasa in March. It will be heard along with another put forward in 2006.

Both detail the killing, torture and illegal arrest of thousands of Tibetans .

The Spanish justice system declared three years ago that it could hear cases involving genocide and crimes against humanity, even if they took place outside the country’s borders.

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