This report was edited by Sophie Richardson, deputy director for the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch; Brad Adams, executive director for the Asia Division; Nicholas Bequelin, researcher for the Asia division; Ian Gorvin, consultant in the Program Office; and Joseph Saunders, deputy director of the Program office. Aisling Reidy, general counsel for Human Rights Watch, provided legal review.

Dominique Chambless, associate for the Asia Division, provided administrative and technical assistance. Production assistance was provided by Andrea Holley, Grace Choi, Fitzroy Hepkins, Anna Lopriore, and Veronica Matushaj.

Human Rights Watch is deeply grateful to the Tibetan men and women whom we interviewed for this report and who assisted us in our investigations. For security reasons, none can be named here. We also wish to thank the many Tibetans and other experts who were crucial in the preparation of the report but prefer to remain anonymous.

Human Rights Watch also wishes to thank the Isdell Foundation and the Gere Foundation for all its support.