WHO AM I?
My name is Venerable Bagdro. I am a Tibetan monk living as a refugee in India. Like thousands of other Tibetans, I had to flee my country to escape the brutal genocide being committed by the Chinese government, which has resulted in the murder of 1.2 million innocent Tibetan people. Before my escape, I was imprisoned in the infamous Drapchi prison and endured years of relentless torture, detailed in the article below, recently featured on the website Humans of New York, which received over 100,000 likes........
"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: 'If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.' They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn't like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I'd get so hungry I'd eat toothpaste. And sometimes I'd get so thirsty, I'd drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."
WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?
Because I am not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have suffered the same fate and i have dedicated my life to trying to raise awareness amongst the Global Community of these atrocious human right violations. They are helpless and voiceless, oppressed under a brutal Chinese regime, where even owning a picture of our spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is punishable by imprisonment. Please help me, help them. We cannot do this alone. Your donations will help publish books I have written and travel expenses to attend conferences and meetings around the globe, in my relentless effort to give a voice to the victims of the genocide in Tibet who cannot speak for themselves. I escaped, but thousands have not and they must be heard, with any donation you give, helping to make the world listen.
Thank you with all my heart, Bagdro.