Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 28, Jul 2017 12:13 PM (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
Hundreds attend teen self immolator's cremation
Tibetan exiles must be voice for Tibetans inside Tibet: Dalai Lama
Parents of self immolator urge Tibetans to refrain from harming self
Dalai Lama to grace Golden Jubilee celebration of Dharamshala Tibetan settlement
Tibetan scholar Dungkar Rinpoche’s 20th death anniversary commemorated
Self immolator Choeying breathes his last
Exile Tibetans pray for Liu Xiaobo, self immolator Choeying’s recovery
Boston Red Sox signs first Tibetan baseball player
Dalai Lama congratulates India's President elect Kovind
Congressional committee overturns Trump’s proposal of zero funds for Tibetans
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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
more photos »
Advertisement
Former Tibetan political prisoner detained again
[Friday, December 30, 2016 19:26]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Tsegon Gyal/TCHRD File
Tsegon Gyal/TCHRD File
DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 30: A former Tibetan political prisoner who was held for over two weeks in Kangtsa County Detention Centre in Tsojang region in Qinghai Province, in eastern Tibetan region of Amdo has been charged with ‘inciting to split the country’. Tsegon Gyal was charged on December 24 of the alleged crime.

Rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy which cited a source mentioned that Tsegon Gyal is on a silent protest which is essentially choosing to remain unresponsive to his captors and interrogators, the State Security Bureau Office in this case. “Tsegon Gyal knows that the interrogation process is simply a tool for the state security officers to extract forced confession and that no amount of honest response would help him prove his innocence. The investigation was a farce and the charge was imposed on him,” TCHRD’s source mentioned.

The Dharamshala based group said that the charge of “inciting to split the country’ which is levied on Gyal is commonly pinned upon, “Tibetan activists and critics of Chinese government” who are then “subjected to arrest, torture, surveillance and imprisonment on trumped-up charges of endangering state security, which refers a group of specific crimes under Articles 102–113 of the Chinese Criminal Law.”

Gyal’s prospect does not look good as he is on a silent protest which means he is also waiving off the right to seek legal protection and to hire a lawyer, TCHRD reported. If charged, he is likely to attract a sentence of 15 yrs in prison.

Tsegon Gyal has a decorated career being law enforcement professional in the County police as a trace evidence analyst and also as an award winning journalist for the Qinghai Tibetan News and Qinghai Legal Daily.

He was previously detained in May 1993 along with two others, Lukar Jam who stood in the 2016 Sikyong election and Namlo Yak Dhungser by the provincial state security officers for setting up an association by the name of ‘Association Of Domed Youth Committed To Sacrificing Lives’. The following year, Gyal was convicted for espionage and counterrevolutionary crimes and sentenced to 16 years and deprivation of political rights for four years. Lukar Jam was sentenced to 17 years and deprivation of political rights for five years and Namlo Yak Dhungser was sentenced to 12 years and deprivation of political rights for four years.



Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan rights group demands immediate release of Tibetan activist
Former Tibetan political prisoner detained again
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