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Dhitsa Monastery Geshe Arrested

October 28, 2011

TCHRD PRESS RELEASE
25 October 2011, Dharamsala
 
Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi  (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese)
Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874
 


On 14 October 2011, Geshe Tsultrim Gyatso of Dhitsa monastery in Gonghuo County, Tsolo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), Qinghai Province was arrested by Qinghai National Security police, according to sources.


Geshe Tsulrim Gyatso was invited to speak at the Tongchey National School in Trika County, Qinghai Province. The National Security police of Qinghai arrested Geshe Gyatso while he was giving talk at the school. None of his family members or anyone else was informed of his arrest by the police.


Geshe Gyatso, around 40 years old, is from Gonghuo County, Changshey Township, Tsolo TAP, Qinghai Province. He studied and earned his ‘Geshe’ degree from Dhitsa monastery. He is the Vice President of the monastery’s Democratic Management Committee (DMC). At many times, he was invited in various schools and institutions where he lectured on preserving Tibetan language and culture. Often he advises people to conserve Tibetan tradition and to speak pure Tibetan language.
 
Geshe Gyatso is also the Vice Chairman of ‘Tsong-kha Kiri Charitable Foundation’ that provides care and support to aged people and pays school fees for those children whose family cannot afford it.


Since his arrest there has been no information about his situation or location even today.

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