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Tibetan man sentenced to 4 years' jail in Tibet's Ngaba

September 30, 2010

By Kalsang Rinchen
September 29, 2010

Dharamsala, Sep. 29 -- The Ngaba County
Intermediate People’s Court on Saturday
(September 25, 2010) sentenced a Tibetan man
named Dhonko Gyakpa to 4 years in prison for
concealing the whereabouts of and providing
shelter to another Tibetan named Chodhar who was
being looked for by the police, Kanyag Tsering, a
Tibetan monk from Ngaba now living here said.

Chodhar, 34, a monk of Ngaba Kirti monastery was
sentenced in April this year to 13 years’ jail
for his alleged role in leading anti government
protests in the area during the nationwide
protests in 2008. He had gone into hiding for
almost a year. The local government had announced
a reward of around 300000 Chinese Yuan for
information about Chodhar, who was nabbed from
Dhonkho Gyakpa’s house on August 25, 2009.

Dhonkho and his wife Soelha were also arrested
and detained for over a month but released alter
on bail payment of 15000 Yuan. However, the
Chinese authorities arrested him and his wife
Soelha again. The authorities later released
Dhonkho’s wife but held Dhonko in detention.

Dhonkho had earlier been jailed for five years on
charges of pasting posters with anti government
contents in the streets of Ngaba County during
Chinese government's patriotic reeducation campaign in 1998.
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