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A Tibetan Dies As a Result of Severe Torture During Imprisonment

August 17, 2011

Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi  (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese)
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On 10.8.2011, Thinlay, a former political prisoner of Tibet, succumbed to physical and mental illness as a result of severe torture during his imprisonment, say our sources.

He was arrested in April 2009 for protesting and distributing pamphlets, calling for ‘Freedom in Tibet’ in Kandze County with few other friends. He remained in Kandze Detention Center for seven months after his arrest. During this period he was tortured and beaten severely that it not only caused him serious head injury but also psychological disturbances which he suffered from long after his release until his last day. His family took him to different hospitals for treatment but all in vain. Doctors told them that his head injury is severe and failed to treat him completely. Hence, he stayed home where his family looked after him. He passed away on 10th of this month at his home.

Around 25 years old, Thinlay was born in Biri Serkhar village, Kandze County (Ch: Ganzi) to mother Rinchen Dolma and father Lhobum (late). He is one of the four children of the family.

TCHRD mourns the unfortunate loss of a fellow Tibetan. The Center is very much concerned about the well-being of the many other Tibetan political prisoners, their conditions and treatment at the hands of the Chinese Authorities.

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