Tibetan Monk with Grievous Health Condition Released From Prison

      January 19, 2019:27 PM

A Tibetan monk imprisoned for celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday in 2015 was released.

A file photo of Choekyi Pic: TCHRD

According to reports in exile, Choekyi from Phugu monastery in Sichuan’s Serta (Ch: Seda) County was released after serving four years prison term Sichuan’s Mianyang prison. However, details regarding the release and the current health condition of the former political prisoner with constant health concerns are unavailable at the time.

Choekyi, now 42, was arrested on 19 June 2015 for celebrating the 80th birthday of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama; he was briefly held in a prison in Kangding County in Ganzi prefecture. A day after his arrest, the police arrested Choki’s sister Kyizom and her son Dakpa to be later released after a fortnight in police custody undergoing interrogation and false treatment, without any charges.

Choekyi was sentenced to four-year in prison under trumped up charges of inciting separatism and he later sent to Mainyang prison to serve the prison term.

According to media sources, Choekyi had kidney problems, jaundice before his arrest and the subsequent imprisonment.

Choki, 38, hails from Shosang village, Nyitod Township, Serta County. He was born to father Sho Kya Nyo and mother Tsering Kyi.

Gu-chu-sum Movement Association of Tibet calls on the Chinese authorities or urges the Chinese Government to allow his relatives, in particular, well-recommended physicians to provide him with adequate medical care.



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