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Search Results Detail for 'Thabkhe Gyatso'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2009-00341   Ethnic Group: Tibetan
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: eth/rel/spch/assoc   Age at Detention: 31
Main Name: Thabkhe Gyatso   Religion: Tibetan Buddhist (Gelug)
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 塔开加措(音) Occupation: monk (Buddhist)
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Labrang Tashikhyil Mon.
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Gansu Province
Pinyin Name: Takai Jiacuo   Residence Prefecture: Gannan [Kanlho] Tibetan Auto. Pref.
  Residence County: Xiahe [Sangchu] Cty.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2008/03/22
Current Prison: Dingxi Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 15
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Gansu Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Dingxi Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Dingxi Cty.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent   Formal Arrest Date: 2008/04/29
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Sentence Court: Gannan [Kanlho] Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2009/05/21
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Charge (Statute): CL97-art103(1)   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
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Short Summary
Based on TCHRD (8 Dec 11; 27 May 09), RFA (5 Mar 10), and Phayul (21 May 09), on May 22, 2008, PSB officials in Zhouqu (Drugchu) county, Gannan (Kanlho) TAP, Gansu province, detained monk Tsultrim Gyatso of Labrang Tashikhyil Monastery, in Xiahe (Sangchu) county, Gannan TAP, for his role in a March 15, 2008, political protest in the Xiahe county seat. Police detained Tashikhyil monk Thabkhe Gyatso for taking part in the same protest. On May 21, 2009, the Gannan Intermediate People’s Court reportedly sentenced Tsultrim Gyatso to life imprisonment and Thabkhe Gyatso to 15 years in prison for “endangering state security” (TCHRD). RFA reported in July 2009 that officials barred Beijing-based lawyer Li Fangping from providing legal counsel to the monks. RFA reported in March 2010, based on Thabkhe Gyatso’s official verdict document, that he protested on March 14, 2008, was detained on March 22, and was sentenced for “splittism” under Art. 103 of China’s Criminal Law. Thabkhe Gyatso reported served his sentence in Dingxi Prison, located in Anding district, Dingxi municipality, Gansu (Tibet Times, 24 Mar 19). TCHRD reported in 2011 that a visitor described Thabkhe Gyatso as "half-paralyzed and is suffering from weak eyesight." He reportedly spent much of 2018 in the prison hospital.