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Two Tibetan monks sent to prison for sharing information about self-immolation

Sangyal Tso died of self-immolation on 27 May 2015.

Chinese authorities have sentenced two Tibetan monks for sharing online information and images about the self-immolation protest of a Tibetan mother in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Jinpa Gyatso, about 39, and Kelsang Monlam, 37, were each sentenced to one year and a half on 12 September by the Sangchu County People’s Court. Both monks belonged to the college of Buddhist Dialectics at Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Sangchu County. They were arbitrarily detained separately on 4 June 2015 and held in prolonged incommunicado detention.

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Chinese propaganda booklet confirms absolute criminalization of peaceful expression in Tibet

The cover of the bilingual propaganda booklet listing separatist crimes

  Chinese authorities have recently distributed copies of a political propaganda booklet that masquerades as legal education material in Tibetan monastic institutions located across Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. The 80-page bilingual booklet in Tibetan and Chinese is presented as a ‘legal text’ used to spread awareness among the Tibetan monastic population about specific criminal acts that are deemed separatist by the Chinese government. The subtext inherent to the booklet is one of intimidation and a veiled warning that these so-called crimes will be dealt with severely and punished.

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