Jampa a Tibetan political prisoner of the Chinese government for 15 years has died after sustaining serious injuries due to torture in Drapchi and Chushul prisons by Chinese security officials,said a spokesman of the Tibetan government in exile based in Dharamsala in northern India.
The spokesman said Jampa was arrested in 1996 after a crackdown in the Sera,Gaden and Drepung monasteries.
Chinese officials had allegedly forced patriotic re-education of the monks asking Buddhist monks to remove the Dalai Lamaâ€™s portrait from the monastery.
This was defied by the monks after which many of them were arrested including Jampa.They were tortured,alleged the spokesman of the Tibetan government in exile.
â€œEven though Jhampa was finally released on 6 May this year he died 17 days later as every medication failed to recover him,â€ the spokesman said.
Like Jampa,another monk Tenzin Yeshi of the Gaden monastery was also arrested in 1996 and tortured.He died recently after being released from prison.
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Well done, keep it up, would appreciate if they could maintain 17 days after release