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Update on Drango Protest

January 26, 2012

25 January 2012, Dharamsala               
Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese) 
Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874
It is now confirmed that Norpa Yonten (aged 49) was indeed shot dead by the security forces during 23 January 2012 Drango County protest. 

There is, however, unconfirmed information that more than one Tibetan had died of gunshot wounds.

TCHRD has received further details on the identity of the 36 Tibetans arrested in the protest.  Among those arrested, 18 belong to Norpa village in Drango County:

Norpa Sonam, Norpa Soegay, Norpa Lobsang Gonpo, Norpa Dudhul, Norpa Jamyang Sherab, Norpa Wangchen, Norpa Tsering Gyaltsen, Norpa Sangyal Gyatso, Norpa Namgyal Dhondup,  Norpa Rinchen Thinlay, Norpa Yeshi Rigsel (aged 40), Norpa Tenpa (aged 26), Norpa Lodoe,  Norpa Choeshe (aged 27), Norpa Yeshi Tsering AKA Yetse (aged 54), Norpa Jampa Dhondup (aged 36),  Norpa Jamnam (aged 27), and Norpa Youtrug (aged 50).

The others who were arrested are:

Tsawas Thunglo (aged 31), Sugay Tashi Rabten, Badhak Sonam Thinlay, Sugay Dadhul , Badhak Tashi Norbu, Tsarchu Khawa Tsewang, Kapa Jamyang (aged 20), Tsarchu Kawa Nyima, Lickok Woeser (aged 45), Lickok Pema Choedak (aged 50), Lickok Tsering Wangchuk, Lickok Gyasher Woeser (46), Chime Lodoe (33), Norbu Wangyal (38), Monk Khumig Tsultrim (aged 28), monk Tenzin Dhargyal (aged 43), monk Rinzin Wangchuk (aged 23), and monk Badhak Sonam Thinlay.

The condition of monk Tenzin Dhargyal, Sugay Dadhul and Yetse is extremely serious and might prove fatal.
We are deeply sorry for the mistake in the TCHRD press release 'Update on Drango Protest'; dated 25th January 2012.

Please note the correction: the name list of 36 Tibetans given are those who were INJURED in Drango protest and not ARRESTED.

The error and inconvenience caused is regretted.

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