A Tibetan monk jailed for six years for opposing Chinese language rule in Tibet has died after struggling failing well being following his launch from jail in 2018, RFA has discovered.
Geshe Tenzin Palsang, a resident of Draggo (in Chinese language, Luhuo) county in Sichuan’s Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, died in September after his situation immediately worsened, in keeping with a supply inside Tibet.
“This was as a result of torture he suffered in jail and lack of medical care after his launch,” RFA’s supply stated, talking on situation of anonymity for safety causes.
Palsang, a monk at Draggo monastery, was detained on April 2, 2012, on prices of organizing an illustration difficult Beijing’s rule, the supply stated. “After that, he briefly disappeared till he was sentenced to 6 years in jail for his alleged involvement within the protest.”
Previously an unbiased nation, Tibet was invaded and integrated into China by drive greater than 70 years in the past. Chinese language authorities keep a decent grip on the area, proscribing Tibetans’ political actions and peaceable expression of cultural and non secular identification.
Palsang was launched in April 2018, however Chinese language authorities always harassed and surveilled him, the supply added.
Additionally talking to RFA, a Tibetan dwelling in exile stated that Palsang had brazenly known as on Chinese language authorities in 2012 to finish their “repressive insurance policies in Tibet and their genocide and persecution of the Tibetan individuals.
“He additionally demanded that Tibetans in Draggo be given the fitting to freedom of speech and freedom of faith,” the supply stated, additionally talking anonymously to guard his contacts in Tibet.
“Later, when he was launched from jail, his well being situation was so extreme that he was not even in a position to rise up on his personal with out somebody’s help,” he added.
Chatting with RFA, Pema Gyal — a researcher at London-based Tibet Watch — stated that China’s authorities routinely tortures Tibetans, “and particularly influential and mental Tibetans,” inside Chinese language prisons.
“And later when they’re launched they’re denied correct medical remedy,” Gyal stated. “So the Chinese language authorities has tried on this solution to eradicate many of those influential Tibetans who brazenly criticize China’s repressive insurance policies.”
Geshe Tenzin Palsang, also called Tengha, was born in 1965 and was proficient in each the Tibetan and Chinese language languages, sources informed RFA.
In 1986 Palsang left Tibet and studied at Drepung monastery in South India the place he obtained a Geshe diploma, demonstrating mastery of superior philosophical research. He returned to Tibet in 2009 to take a senior function at Draggo monastery.
Translated by Tenzin Dickyi for RFA Tibetan. Written in English by Richard Finney.