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Bedridden former Tibetan political prisoner’s daughter denied school admission
Phayul[Monday, December 18, 2017 18:07]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Shonu Palden in a photo taken in November 2013. photo- TCHRD
Shonu Palden in a photo taken in November 2013. photo- TCHRD
DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 18: A former Tibetan political prisoner and torture victim’s daughter has been denied admission into a school in Tibet, reportedly due to her father’s political activities.

Rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reported that Shonu Palden, 40, was released on 24 July 2013 before the completion of his prison term, to avoid death-in-detention and has been bed ridden in poor health ever since due to severe torture and shoddy detention conditions in Chinese prison.

TCHRD said that Shonu Palden was arrested on 18 June 2012 from a tea stall in Bhelpan Village in Machu County, Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo and that he was held incommunicado at Machu County Detention Centre for two and a half months during which he was subjected to rigorous interrogation and severe beatings and torture. He was later sentenced to two years and nine months for spearheading the protests of March 2008 in Machu County.

“Sources told TCHRD that Shonu Palden’s eight-year-old daughter named Namkyi Dolma has been denied school admission due to her father’s political past,” the Dharamshala based NGO said.

While school authorities cite error in birth certificate of the child as the reason for not admitting her, TCHRD say that, “denial of school admission to Shonu Palden’s daughter is the latest example of Chinese authorities using collective punishment as a tool to silence dissent and intimidate other Tibetans from protesting against Chinese authorities.”

The rights group says that both the incidents are in violation of relevant International laws and called for the medical condition “treatment of Shonu Palden and to grant school admission to his daughter Namkyi Dolma without further delay.”

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