Tenzin Nyima

A 19-year-old Tibetan monk died of multiple injuries he suffered in the Chinese prison. He was held in Kardze prefecture of Sichuan.

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Tenzin Nyima, also known as Tamey was detained in August 2020. He was arrested for shouting slogans and distributing leaflets for Tibetan independence. It was revealed by a Tibetan living in India to RFA.

He said,

On Nov. 12, 2020, we learned that he had been admitted to a hospital in Dartsedo for treatment,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity and citing a source in the Kardze area. “Then, on Jan. 19, he returned home from the hospital in a weak physical condition.”

However, the torture and mistreatment paralyzed him. However, the person could not get much information as the Chinese apps are banned in India.

Tenzin Nyima was a monk in Dza Wonpo Monastery. According to the Free Tibet advocacy group based in London, he along with four other monks were arrested in November 2019. They were sitting outside a police station for a peaceful protest and threw leaflets calling for the independence of Tibet. He was released in May 2020, only to be arrested after 2 months. It is believed that he was arrested for contacting the Tibetans in India.

A Washington based Free Tibet group asked for an independent investigation into the whole matter. They raised questions about the torture and mistreatment of the Tibetans in a Chinese prison.