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People's Republic of China: Further information on torture and ill-treatment / fear for safety

, Index number: ASA 17/034/1998

Five nuns, Choekyi Wangmo, Tashi Lhamo, Dekyi Yangzom, Khedron Yonten and Ngawang Choekyi have reportedly died in Drapchi prison after being plaved in solitary confinement. There is no further news of Ngawang Sungrab, Gyaltsen Choephel, Ngawang Sangdrol (f), Ngawang Choezom (f), Ngawang Tenzin (f) and Tanak Jigme Sangpo who were placed in solitary confinement in May and reportedly ill-treated.

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