Tag: Jinpa Gyatso

Sangyal Tso died of self-immolation on 27 May 2015.
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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According to a reliable information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), Jinpa Gyatso, a younger brother of a Chinese government civil servant Tashi Dhondup
disappeared few days before the latter’s arrest on 12 March 2009.

Jinpa Gyatso, age 25, also hailed from Sum-dho Township, Mangra County (Ch: Gui nan Xian), Tsolho “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” “TAP”, (Ch: Hainan) Qinghai Province. He was a student at a higher
college in Xining city, the provincial capital city of Qinghai Province.

Tashi Dhondup’s wife Rinchen Tso and her five and three years old daughters were helpless at the face of their family tragedy. Sources told TCHRD that the provincial authorities have deployed a huge
contingent of armed security forces in Sum-dho Townships, Tharshul and Gomang Townships under Mangra County. TCHRD also learnt that a huge numbers of the Chinese security forces and informers in civilian dress were deployed in the surrounding areas of Mangra County.

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