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Tibetan monk jailed for nine years for 2008 uprising released

A Tibetan monk was released after nine years from Mianyang prison late last week in Sichuan Province. Tsultrim Gyatso, 52, former chant master at Achok Tsenyi Monastery was arrested after leading a protest during the 2008 uprising in Tibet. He was welcomed to his native home at midnight on the day of his release. Tsultrim Gyatso is pictured holding a portrait of Tibetan Nobel Peace laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gyatso is seen in an another photo with his prison mate Ludrub Tendar and a well known Tibetan intellectual Jangtse Dhonkho aka Nyen, who came to welcome him at …

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[Updated]Tibetan monk dies of self-immolation, calls for unity among Tibetans in last note

[Warning: Graphic images in this post] A Tibetan monk died of self-immolation protest today calling for unity among Tibetans and the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Amchok (Ch: Amuqu) town in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County, Malho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. According to information received by TCHRD, Tsultrim Gyatso, about 43, set his body on fire at around 2.45 pm local time today and died soon after. He was a monk at Amchok Monastery. He died instantly and soon local Tibetans and monks took his charred body to his monastery. Sources …

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China denies family access to two Labrang monks serving lengthy prison sentences

Two Tibetans who were earlier sentenced on 21 May 2009 by the Kanlho Intermediate People’s Court to life and another to 15 years’ imprisonment terms were denied access to family members since their detention more than a year, according to information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Tsultrim Gyatso, a 37-year-old from Yig-jang Village in Labrang (Ch: Xiahe) County, and Thabkhay Gyatso, 34, from Sangkag Village in Labrang County were detained for their participation in the 15 March protest that took place in Labrang last year. Both Tsultrim and Thabkhay are monks of Labrang Monastery …

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