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Khenpo Kartse released

Saturday, 26 March 2016

khenpo kartse

Name: Khenpo Kartse
Summary: He is a respected Tibetan lama actively involved in promoting Tibetan language, culture and religion. He has been detained since December 2013 and is understood to have been sentenced to two-and-a-half-years in prison in a secret trial. He is unwell and needs urgent medical attention.
Sentence: 2 and half years (starting from December 2013)
Charge: Unknown
Prison: Unknown

UPDATE: Khenpo Kartse was released from prison at end of his sentence in July 2016

Khenpo Kartse is a highly respected Tibetan abbot at the Gongya Monastery in Nangchen, Yulshul (Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Qinghai Province. He is actively involved in the promotion of Tibetan language, culture and religion. He was active in environmental activism and disaster relief work. Following the devastating earthquake in Jyekundo in 2010 he led a team of monks to help with relief work.

He has been in detention since December 2013 and is understood to have been sentenced to two-and-a-half-years in prison in a secret trial. He is known to be suffering from serious medical health issues relating to his lungs and liver, for which he had sought regular medical attention prior to being detained. Recent reports state that he has been coughing up blood and appeals by his lawyers for his better treatment were regularly rejected by authorities.

UPDATE: Khenpo Kartse was released from prison at end of his sentence in July 2016