Miscarriage of Justice? The trial of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche and related arrests

Index Number: ASA 17/029/2003

Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche, a religious and community leader in Sichuan Province, was charged in connection with several bombings and was given a suspended death sentence on 2 December 2002. Several people connected to Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche have also been implicated in the case. Lobsang Dhondup, a former attendant was executed for his alleged role in the bombings. There are also serious concerns for the health of at least one of the detainees: Tashi Phuntsok, who is suffering from tuberculosis.

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