Tibetan writer dies after eight years for failing health
Tibet [China]September 18 (ANI): A Tibetan monk, who was jailed for three years for criticizing the Chinese government’s policy in Tibet, died this week in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, after suffering from health problems for eight years after his release.
Ra Tsering Dhondup, who wrote under the pseudonym Shinglo Marpo, was a monk at Rongtha Monastery in Khyungchu County in Ngaba Province in Sichuan, Radio Free Asia reported citing sources Dhondup was arrested in February 2010 for posting a magazine “whose content criticized the Chinese Communist government.” “said Gendun Tsering – a friend and former colleague of Dhondup now living in India – in the Tibetan service of RFA.
“He was first detained in Barkham and then was sent to Mianyang Prison to serve his three-year sentence,” Tsering said. “He was released in 2013, but his health was fragile, and he later succumbed to liver disease and died. of arrests and deaths at the hands of Chinese security forces, said another friend of Dhondup, also in exile.
“Ra Tsering Dhondup, another friend, and I worked on this magazine together. However, it was only published once,” he said.
Due to ill-treatment and lack of medical care in prison, Dhondup’s condition deteriorated severely in the eight years since his release, said Tenzin Dawa, a researcher at the Tibetan Center for Human Rights. man and democracy from Dharamsala, based in India.
Chinese authorities are also preparing for increased control over Tibetan Buddhism, where monasteries are prohibited from giving traditional monastic education, which is an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism.
On the contrary, monks and nuns are subjected to regular “patriotic education” and other political campaigns which are fundamentally against the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism.
Due to the Chinese occupation, Tibet’s environment has been destroyed, resources have been exploited and transported illegally, and rivers have been polluted. Their occupation has deprived Tibetans of their basic rights and the human rights situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate and worsen every year under the oppressive and repressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party. (ANI)