Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 24, Aug 2019 07:57 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
CTA assures continued support to FTCI for the sustainability of settlements
Beijing should end its war on faiths: US ambassador for religious freedom
Propaganda blinds Chinese students to Hong Kong protests: China researcher at HRW
Australian state education board to discontinue ‘Confucius classroom program’
Case No. 20 wraps up hearing, verdict awaited
Expelled nuns subjected to psychological and sexual abuse in Chinese detention centers: Tibetan researcher
His Holiness reassures Tibetans of his "excellent health"
Tibetans in Dharamshala march in solidarity with Hong Kong
CTA will lobby for a revised, updated Tibet Policy Act : President Sangay
OHHDL Secretary says Chinese people's support inevitable to resolve Tibet issue
 Latest Photo News
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 than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Fear of arrest and torture drives Tibetan monk to suicide
Phayul[Tuesday, April 21, 2009 18:55]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala, April 21: For fear of arrest and torture by Chinese police, a Tibetan monk named Shedup is said to have committed suicide at a monastery in Amdo Rebgong, in Qinghai Province, earlier this month, a report on the official website of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile said Tuesday.

The report said Shedup, aged around 40, committed suicide at a monastery in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) in Malho Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province), around April 2.

The name of the monastery where he committed suicide is still unknown, but it is believed to be Tarjang monastery located in Dowadhog. The other monastery in the area is known as Pengya, the report said. (Tarjang, Dowadhog & Pengya spelled as pronounced in Tibetan)

According to the report, Shedup was earlier arrested for his alleged role in a protest in Rebgong in March last year and was severely beaten and tortured in custody.

The report said he was later released, but his name appeared again on a wanted list of Tibetans to be arrested sometime before the Tibetan National Uprising Day last month.

The report said Shedup finally killed himself to escape arrest and torture by Chinese Public Security Bureau officials.

According to the report, Shedup had visited India to “pursue studies as a part of his post-retirement spiritual quest” at Lubum Khangtsen, Gaden Jangtse Monastery in South India. He later returned to Tibet via Nepal in 2006, the report said.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
French president to invite Chinese leader to Paris
Fear of arrest and torture drives Tibetan monk to suicide
Chinese court issues suspended death sentence to another Tibetan - updated
Jackie Chan's endorsement of Chinese censorship sparks anger
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 © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement