A Monk sentenced to Three Years for Solo Protest
Jamphel Gyatso, a monk from Kirti monastery, Ngaba County was sentenced to three years in prison on August 1st, 2016 following his solo street protest on September 9th, 2015.
Jamphel Gyatso carried a large portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama above his head and demanded “Freedom for Tibet” and “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama” and was arrested within a few minutes by police officials.
Afterwards, local authorities thoroughly searched his quarter at the monastery. A large number of soldiers were also deployed around the area for constant surveillance and increased restrictions were imposed in the area. Jamphel suffered torture and illegal detention for more than 11 months after his arrest until he was transferred to Moshen prison in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
Jamphel Gyatso is approximately 22 years old and belongs to camp No. 3 of Meruma Township, Ngaba County.