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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 2 July 2008

July 3, 2008

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July 2, 2008

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Taktse (Ch: Dazi) County, Lhasa Municipality - One more died from
torture in prison

Ngawang Palsang (aka Lama of Lo monastery), a former monk of Lo
monastery in Taktse county and born there, was arrested in this March
by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Lhasa City.

In 1993, he was imprisoned and tortured for six years in Drapchi
Prison for his involvement in political activities. Since his
release, he has been studying Tibetan medicine and astrology in Lhasa.

This May, he died from heart attack caused by horrible torture he
suffered in prison. His body was handed over to his family. Detailed
information is not available. (With this, death toll stands at 211)

Taktse (Ch: Dazi) County, Lhasa Municipality - A prisoner released in
deteriorated health condition

Passang (or Tenzin Namgyal), a monk from Phagmo monastery in Taktse
monastery, was released in a deteriorated health condition recently.
He was arrested this March by the PSB of Lhasa City, and severely
tortured in prison.

After his release, he and his members of family were warned about
harsh punishment against disclosing any information or photo on torture.

He was imprisoned in August 1993 and tortured for six years in
Drapchi Prison for his involvement in political activities.

Lhasa - A monk from Drepung monastery severely beaten during interrogation

A monk from Drepung monastery in Lhasa was released recently after
being severely beaten during interrogation. He was arrested in this
March by the PSB of Lhasa City.

He was imprisoned in Drapchi Prison for over 13 years from 1991 to
2004 for his involvement in political activities. While in Drapchi
Prison, he had sustained severe injury when the prisoners staged a
peaceful protest in 1998.

Following the March protests in Lhasa, most of the former political
prisoners were arrested. Some of them were released. But, whereabouts
of some of those, who are being detained, are unknown.
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