Kirti monk sentenced to 3 yrs, hundreds of security officials deployed in Kirti

According to confirmed information by TCHRD, Dhonyoe Dorjee, a monk at Kirti Monastery was sentenced to three years’ prison term. At present, he is in Mianyang Prison near Chengdu in Sichuan Province. There is no information on the details of his trial, the court that sentenced him, and the date and time of the court hearing. The charges under which he has been sentenced also remain unknown.

Since his arrest on 8 April 2011 from his monastery, Dhonyoe Dorjee was held incommunicado until his trial.

Son of Mr Pelkho, Dhonyoe Dorjee, 34, belongs to Rawe Pelkho household in Cha Township of Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County. He was ordained as a monk at a very young age at Kirti Monastery.

The situation at Kirti Monastery continues to be tense as around 300 Chinese security officers from other counties of Ngaba Prefecture have occupied the monastery to keep strict surveillance on the monks. Moreover, another group of Chinese officers, over 300, from across the Ngaba County, conduct the “patriotic education” everyday at the monastery. There is tight surveillance inside the monastery as well as on the outskirts of the monastery with many police, armed police and Special Police Forces patrolling all the time. Any activities and movements of the monks are restricted and under close watch at the monastery.


Sources also said that further three youths have been sentences and imprisoned in Mein-Yang but their names and other details are not known yet.



Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) appeals the Chinese Authority to respect the human rights of the Tibetans in Tibet and uphold the virtue of a fair, just and open trial for the prisoners of conscience of Tibet. The Center also condemns the enforced “Patriotic Re-education”, or the “Legal Education” as the State prefers to name, in the various religious institutions in Tibet.

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