Tibetan Monk Released after Three Years in Prison for Solo Protest

      April 24, 2017:50 PM


A Tibetan monk imprisoned for staging a solitary protest was recently released after serving three years in Chinese prison.

A photo of Lobsang Gyatso taken after his release

Lobsang Gyatso, a monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo, was released and reached his family home on April 19 after serving his full prison term.

Gyatso was arrested after Chinese troops stormed his monastery on April 15, 2014, thirteen days after he staged a solitary protest at Ngaba County seat and escaped subsequent arrest at the time. He was detained for more than seven months, suspectedly undergoing torture while being investigated and later sentenced by the Bathang County People’s Intermediate Court to three years in prison.

No further details about him and his present health condition are available at the time.

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