Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 27, Jan 2020 03:28 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China shuts down Wuhan amidst outbreak of Coronavirus, no case reported in Tibet yet
China and Nepal Sign ‘Secret agreement’ targeting Tibetans crossing border
CTA rebukes clause to recognize ‘One China policy’ as Myanmar-China signs OBOR agreement
University of Maryland announces termination of its Confucius Institute
FIR registered as motorcycles set on fire in McLoed Ganj, probe underway
US Congress confirms 2020 funding for Tibet
Taiwanese man pretending to be a Tibetan Lama sentenced for Rape
Former Minister Gyari Dolma announces running for Sikyong elections in 2021
A project for an Academic institute of Buddhist Studies is underway, Says His Holiness
12 Tibetans sentenced in Sog for “attempting to spread the evil influence of religion”
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Trial for Tibetan anti-corruption activist to begin 13 months after detention
Phayul[Wednesday, December 04, 2019 22:44]
By Tenzin Dharpo

A-nya Sengdra in an undated photo. Source-TCHRD
A-nya Sengdra in an undated photo. Source-TCHRD
DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 4: The trial for a Tibetan anti-corruption activist will begin on Thursday, over 13 months since he was detained. Anya Sengdra, 47, was detained on 4 September 2018 from the highway intersection in Golok by PSB officers and taken to the PSB detention centre in Drotsang County, Tsoshar Prefecture.

A 47-year-old Tibetan activist working to promote good governance, anti-corruption and social accountability from Kyanche. He has been a firm campaigner against government corruption at least since 2014 when he and other nomads formed a voluntary organization called ‘Mang Dhon Ling’ (Public Affairs Forum) which filed a petition calling for an investigation into the corrupt activities of the Gade County authorities and the hardships faced by the poor in his township.

Days after his detention, in the petition dated 8 September 2018, Mrs Yangkyi , his wife appealed for his release calling him a ‘law-abiding’ citizen who was falsely arrested. Since his detention, his family’s multiple attempts to visit him including interventions from his lawyer, Mr Lin Qilei, failed.

On top of the original charge against Sengdra of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ a notice was issued on 11 December by the Gade County PSB that extended his detention period from 12 November to 12 January 2019 based on local authorities’ demand for further investigation as they suspect that he had committed other crimes in addition to ‘provoking trouble’.

According to TCHRD, ‘Provoking trouble’ is a vaguely worded offence under Article 293 of Chinese Criminal Law that has been increasingly used in recent years particularly since Xi Jinping’s presidency to persecute and launch reprisals against human rights defenders and other activists critical of government policies and practices.

“Criminalising Mr Sengdra’s heroic campaigns against corruption only exposes the hollowness and hypocrisy of the current Chinese leadership’s so-called war on corruption, said Tsering Tsomo, executive director of TCHRD earlier said.

Trials and court proceedings in China and particularly occupied Tibet is known to be largely for the optics and are labelled to be sham by international watchdogs including the Human Rights Watch. Tibetans who voice concerns against repressive Chinese polices are targeted, framed into vague charges and sentenced to prison terms to quell dissent in occupied Tibet by China.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Trial for Tibetan anti-corruption activist to begin 13 months after detention
French police dismantle makeshift camp housing 600 Tibetan asylum seekers
Photo Galleries
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 © 2004-2020 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online