Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 28, May 2018 08:37 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
First International Conference on Middle Way Approach begins
Rangzen conference participants call on the Dalai Lama
Canada asks China to free Tibetan language rights activist
Tibetan rights group condemns sentencing of language rights crusader
5th International Rangzen Conference begins
United States "disappointed" by sentencing of Tibetan language right activist
Tibetan language right activist sentenced to five years
Chinese pressure gags documentary film on Taiwanese rockstar turned politician
Tibetan man arrested for Dalai Lama books and Video CD
Uphold Tibetan dignity wherever you go, Dalai Lama to Tibetan national football squad
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
Devotees attend the Avalokiteshvara Six-Syllable empowerment (joluk chenresig yege drukmey jenang) at the Main Tibetan Temple, May 16, 2018 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Death with two-year reprieve for Tibetan accused of inciting self-immolations
Phayul[Thursday, January 31, 2013 21:03]
Kirti monk Lobsang Konchok in an undated photo.
Kirti monk Lobsang Konchok in an undated photo.
DHARAMSHALA, January 31: In a first of its kind court sentence passed down in relation to what China calls “crimes” associated with self-immolations in Tibet, one Tibetan has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and another to ten years.

China's official state agency Xinhua, reported today that the Intermediate People's Court of the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba passed the sentence on Thursday.

According to the court verdict, Lobsang Konchok, 40, a monk of the Ngaba Kirti Monastery was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and has been stripped of his political rights for life. His nephew, Lobsang Tsering, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and has been stripped of his political rights for three years.

The two Tibetans have been convicted of “intentional homicide” for “inciting and coercing eight people to self-immolate, resulting in three deaths.”

The court further charged Lobsang Konchok of sending out information regarding self-immolations, which it said was “used by some overseas media as a basis for creating secessionist propaganda.”

However, the Xinhua report didn’t carry any mention of earlier charges made by Chinese police accusing the two of working at the instructions of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his followers.

Speaking today at a panel discussion in New Delhi on the sidelines of the ongoing Tibet solidarity campaign, H.E. Kirti Rinpoche, the head lama of the Kirti Monastery, said the “admission of crimes” by the two Tibetans as claimed by the Chinese government, is a result of torture.

“To impose and to assert their claim that outsiders are instigating the self-immolations, the Chinese authorities have rounded up lots of Tibetans and are forcing them to confess crimes under severe torture in prison,” Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche said. “This is how they are collecting their so called evidence.”

The exile Tibetan administration had earlier contested China’s claims of “confession” saying that statements from a state “known to resort to torture and detention of individuals without due judicial process can only be received with scepticism from the international community.”

“If China genuinely wishes to end the self-immolations, instead of resorting to the blame game it should allow unfettered access to international bodies to Tibetan areas to investigate the root causes for these self-immolations,” the Central Tibetan Administration said.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
media bias (Lobsang59)
What political rights they gave? (Tseta)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Exile Tibetan leaders lead protest march in Delhi
Tibetan youth leader testifies before Canadian Parliament’s rights panel
TIBET : WHERE EVEN FIERY RESISTANCE CAN BE PEACEFUL
Death with two-year reprieve for Tibetan accused of inciting self-immolations
China announces a slew of dams on Brahmaputra and Salween
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 © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement