Niece of Late Tulku Tenzin Delek Says His Death Was Murder

      August 1, 2016:58 AM

At a press conference organized by the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, Nyima Lhamo, niece of the widely revered Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, said his death in a Chinese prison was actually a murder, and appealed to the international community for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death in accordance with Chinese and International law. She also called out for a detailed re-examination of the charges that led to his imprisonment.

In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo, Nyima Lhamo, 26, holds a book with a portrait of her uncle Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan religious leader who died in prison last year, during an interview with the Associated Press in Dharmsala, India. She arrived in the northern hill town of Dharmsala via Nepal Sunday after two weeks on the road with the help of smugglers who she paid $9,700 for the trip, a journey she considered necessary to tell the story of her uncle to the world. The family was informed of the high priest's death in July last year and only allowed to see the body after Nyima tied a ceremonial Tibetan scarf to the bars of the prison gate and tried to hang herself. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Nyima Lhamo, 26, holds a book with a portrait of her uncle Tulku Tenzin Delek.*  

Nyima Lhamo was greeted by Lhukar Jam, President of the Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association, along with executive members and staff, on July 25th, a day after she reached Dharamsala after fleeing China. In a brief conversation between Nyima and Lhukar Jam, the president of Gu-Chu-Sum expressed his sadness at the failure to avert the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. He highlighted the efforts made by various international Tibet support groups and N.G.Os in support of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from the time of his arrest under false charges until he passed away. Lhukar also lamented the loss of a Tibetan hero and abhorred the might of China in the international political arena.India Tibet


On a lighter note, Lhukar rejoiced at the safe arrival of Nyima Lhamo in India. He endorsed the importance of her pursuing education and wished her health and happiness in her new environment. Nyima Lhamo thanked the Gu Chu Sum Movement Association for their considerate and warm greetings upon her arrival.nyima-lhamo


*(Photo 1 Credit:AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)




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