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Journalist Fleishman Follows Tibetan Buddhists Fleeing Persecution

The Philadelphia Inquirer reporter recently traveled across the Himalayan Mountains with a group of Buddhist monks and nuns who were fleeing from persecution by the Communist Chinese government in Tibet. Some of them had been imprisoned and tortured by the Chinese. If caught, they would be sent back to prison and tortured. During their 14-day trek they experienced frost-bite, snow blindness, oxygen-thin air, pain, and hunger.


Other segments from the episode on January 6, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 6, 1997: Obituary for Burton Lane; Interview with Jeffrey Fleishman.


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