27.6 C
New Delhi
Monday, March 1, 2021

Released Tibetan political prisoner given hero’s welcome

(TibetanReview.net, May17, 2014) – A Tibetan man jailed for 12 years after he took part in a protest rally against Chinese rule at Trehor Chogri town in Draggo (Chinese: Luhuo) County of Karze Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in Mar 2008 has been given a hero’s welcome by fellow villages after his release on May 7, six months before his due date. More than 100 residents of his Dilyu village welcomed home Sonam Yarphel, 34, with presenting of ceremonial scarves, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) May 15.

The March 25 protest was part of uprising protests which engulfed most of the Tibetan Plateau in 2008. China used massive security operations, including with large scale killings and arrests and cutting off of the Tibetan Plateau region from the outside world, to suppress the uprising. Sonam Yarphel was held on Apr 2, 2008 and later sentenced by the prefectural court. The accusations against him included harming national stability and sending information to splittists outside the country.

Although China has a policy to reduce jail sentences for good behaviour, it was not clear whether Sonam Yarphel earned his early release for it. Earlier, on Apr 1, Tsedak Gonpo, jailed for leading protests in Sichuan’s Ngaba (Aba) prefecture in 2008, was also released after having served six years of his long jail sentence.

Related Articles

Brutalized Tibetan political prisoner dies after transfer to hospital without his family’s knowledge

(TibetanReview.net, Feb17’21) – A Tibetan political prisoner has died in hospital in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Feb 6, less than three months...

China’s Panchen says Tibetans owe their happiness to Beijing, it’s not a gift of nature

(TibetanReview.net, Feb12’21) – "A glorious time and a happy homeland is not a gift from nature. We should remain grateful for our...

China closes temples in Lhasa ahead of sensitive events on Covid-19 pretext

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11’21) – China routinely imposes unannounced new restrictions in Tibet’s capital Lhasa ahead of February and March each year when Tibetans...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

6,190FansLike
705FollowersFollow
7,109FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

China calls its rights record best in history as UN rights chief adds to growing criticisms

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’21) – The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said Feb 26 that China was restricting basic civil and...

Chinese state hackers employ malicious Firefox extension to target exile Tibetans

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’21) – Chinese Communist Party-backed hackers have been carrying out low-level phishing campaigns against the Tibetan diaspora since Mar 2020, reported...

India reports over 16,000 daily new Covid-19 cases for third day running

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’21) – After reporting a significant drop in the number of Covid-19 cases for months, some states in India have seen...

After US State Department and Canadian House of Commons, Dutch Parliament declares China’s atrocities in Xinjiang genocide

(TibetanReview.net, Feb26’21) – After the US State Department and Canada’s House of Commons, the Netherlands has become the first European country whose...

Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 2.5 million, reported Tibetan cases touch 1,540

(TibetanReview.net, Feb26’21) – Reported worldwide death toll from Covid-19 has now topped the 2.5 million mark, with half of them having occurred...