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World Tibet Network News

Tuesday, January 9, 1996



5. 17-YEAR OLD MONK AWAITS SENTENCE IN CHAMDO


DHARAMSALA, January 09, 1996 (DIIR) -- The Human Rights Desk has received
news that Lobsang Gyatso who was arrested in February 1995 still awaits his
sentence in prison. The Chinese have detained him for over nine months
without passing any sentence on him while his parents and relatives are
denied their right to visit him in prison

Personal Details:

Lobsang Gyatso who as of 1995 is 17 years old, was a monk of Chamdo Monastery
in Chamdo. Lobsang Gyatso was born in Kyiyon Village of Zokhang County in
Chamdo. Before entering Chamdo Monastery as a monk, he lived with his
parents, Tsewang Damdul a businessman and Phurbu Choedon a housewife.

Arrest and Imprisonment:

On February 26, 1995 a poster appeared on a wall near Chamdo Monastery. On
the poster was written slogans like: "Tibet is independent" and "Chinese quit
Tibet". The Chinese arrested Lobsang Gyatso because the poster was signed by
him and also bore his address.

Lobsang Gyatso is presently being detained in Silthang Prison as he awaits
his sentence.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Cambridge University awards Tibetan scholar with fellowship
  2. Young Lama
  3. TWO MONKS ESCAPE FROM MONASTERY, UNABLE TO ENDURE CONSTANT PRESSURE AND INDOCTRINATION BY CHINESE WORK-TEAM
  4. TIBETAN WOMAN, ARBITRARILY ARRESTED AND DETAINED FOR MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS SPEAKS OUT
  5. 17-YEAR OLD MONK AWAITS SENTENCE IN CHAMDO
  6. TIBETAN POLITICAL PRISONER FROM EASTERN TIBET SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON



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