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Jigme Guri's Impending Sentence: Arrest Warrant Surfaces

February 17, 2012

TCHRD PRESS RELEASE

17 February 2012, Dharamsala              

Contact: Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan/Chinese)

               Ms. Dukthen Kyi (English)               

               Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874

Jigme Guri's Impending Sentence: Arrest Warrant Surfaces

Jigme, also known as Jigme Guri, the intrepid monk from Labrang Monastery who exposed Chinese brutality to the outside world might be sentenced soon, according to information received by TCHRD.

It is learnt that on 1 January 2012 at around 3 pm (Tibet Time), the Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture issued a procuratorate-approved arrest warrant for Jigme.

The warrant states that Jigme is charged with engaging in activities aimed at splitting the country. The warrant (written in Chinese) further notes that Jigme is currently held in the Public Security Bureau detention Centre in Tsoe (Chinese: Hezuo) city.

Under the Chinese law, once the procuratoracy organs approve a case and issues arrest warrant, the person accused will mostly likely be charged and sentenced.

Monk Jigme was arrested in the evening of 20 August 2011 by around 40 police officers of the Public Security Bureau from a hotel called ‘Z-hong Yan’ in Tsoe city, Kanlho Prefecture. Police officers raided his room and seized around 30 portraits of the Dalai Lama, two computer systems and two laptops.

The arrest warrant is the only information about Jigme Guri that TCHRD has received since his arrest on 20 August 2011.

For more information on Jigme Guri, please visit the following links:

   1. More Details of Monk Jigme Guri's Arrest – 25 August 2011

   2. Monk Jigme Guri Arrested Again – 24 August 2011

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Dukthen Kyi (Ms)

Researcher and UN Personnel

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

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