Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 25, Jun 2017 03:52 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan slits his throat calling for freedom in Tibet's capital
Forfeit settlement homes and CTA benefits for Indian passport: MEA to Tibetans
Senator Feinstein asks China's Global Times to retract its threat to UC San Diego over Dalai Lama invitation
Authorities demolish more dwellings than they agreed at Larung Gar
Host of Tibet Women Soccer team’s Vancouver trip face unusual scrutiny
37 US Congressmen urge Trump to appoint special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
Tibetan activist Sherab Tsedor passes away
Dalai Lama arrives in Minnesota to take part in Starkey’s panel discussion
DoE brings comic figure ‘forgetful uncle pig’ to life for children
International rights groups call on EU to cancel human rights dialogue with China
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives back in McLeod Ganj, after attending events in New Delhi, April 28, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China sentences three Tibetans for up to 10 years for rescuing self-immolator
Phayul[Monday, July 22, 2013 08:21]
DHARAMSHALA, July 22: In yet another case of harsh sentencing of Tibetans in connection with the ongoing wave of self-immolation protests inside Tibet, a Chinese court in eastern Tibet has sentenced three Tibetans for up to ten years in prison for their crimes of trying to rescue a Tibetan self-immolator from falling into the hands of Chinese authorities.

A Chinese court in Siling sentenced Doptrug, 51 to ten years; Ugyen Dorjee, 40 to 21 months and Choekyab to 18 months for taking part in a protest demanding the body of Tibetan self-immolator Lobsang Gedun last December.

Lobsang Gendun, a 29-year-old monk of the Penag Kadak Troedreling Monastery in Seley Thang region of Golog Pema Dzong set himself on fire on December 3, 2012 protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

Lobsang Gendun had his hands clasped in prayers as he raised slogans while engulfed in flames and walked a few steps towards a busy road intersection and then fell to the ground. He succumbed to his injuries at the site of his protest.

Since 2009, as many as 119 Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile. Kunchok Sonam, an 18-year-old monk of the Thangkor Sogtsang Monastery in Zoege region of eastern Tibet, became the latest Tibetan to self-immolate after he set himself on fire on July 20. He passed away at the site of his protest.

China has criminalised the self-immolation protests and sentenced scores of people to heavy prison terms on charges of “intentional homicide” for their alleged roles in the fiery protests. Chinese officials have barred Tibetans from offering prayers and showing solidarity with families of self-immolators and announced the cancellation of development funds to those villages where self-immolations have taken place.

In January this year, Chinese courts sentenced Lobsang Kunchok to death with a two-year reprieve and Lobsang Tsering to 10 years on charges of “intentional homicide.” The same day, another court sentenced six Tibetans to varying jail terms of 12 to three years in jail on similar charges.

Following the sentencing, New York based global rights group, Human Rights Watch, said Chinese authorities should “immediately release” Kunchok and Tsering, while noting that their conviction “relied solely on confessions they gave during five months in detention.”

The group said the prosecutions were “utterly without credibility” and pointed out the Chinese government in pursuing these ‘incitement’ cases was “compounding the tragedy” of the self-immolation protests.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Names, crimes and dates (Kalsang_Lama)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Chinese goons attack Tibetan villagers over border dispute, Three critically injured
China sentences three Tibetans for up to 10 years for rescuing self-immolator
Dharamshala holds candle vigil for latest self-immolator Kunchok Sonam
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement