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Search Results Detail for 'Bonkho Kyi'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2012-00261   Ethnic Group: Tibetan
Detention Status: DET   Sex: F
Issue Category: eth/rel/assoc   Age at Detention: 48
Main Name: Bonkho Kyi   Religion: Tibetan Buddhist
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 本考吉(音) Occupation: layperson
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Additional Name(s): Bhongo Kyi, Bhonkho Kyi   Residence Province: Sichuan Province
Pinyin Name: Benkaoji   Residence Prefecture: Aba [Ngaba] Tibetan & Qiang Auto. Pref.
  Residence County: Aba [Ngaba] Cty.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/11/20
Current Prison: Lunggu county prison (Wenchuan)
Sentence Length (Years): 7
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Sichuan Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Aba [Ngaba] Tibetan & Qiang Auto. Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Wenchuan [Lunggu] Cty.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg?/tri?/sent   Formal Arrest Date:
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Sentence Court: Aba [Ngaba] Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2016/12/06
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Short Summary
Based on December 7, 2016, TCHRD (English, Tibetan) and RFA reports, and a December 15, 2016, ICT report, on different dates during October–December 2015, public security officials in Aba (Ngaba) county, Aba T&QAP, Sichuan province, detained at least 8 Tibetans accused of involvement in organizing observances of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (July 6, 2015). The detainees included at least four laypersons, including Bonkho Kyi (age 48, detained on or about November 20, 2015), the only female. She had helped organize a public picnic to celebrate the birthday. On December 6, 2016, the Aba T&QAP Intermediate People’s Court, located in the prefectural capital, Ma’erkang (Barkham) county, sentenced Bonkhi Kyi to 7 years’ imprisonment. Details on the criminal charges against her were unavailable. (Intermediate courts are empowered to try cases of endangering state security (CPL, art. 20.) Officials reportedly transferred prisoners sentenced in the case to a a prison located in Wenchuan (Lunggu) county, Aba T&QAP. The same court on the same date sentenced the other three laypersons, former Kirti monks Agya Gya (“Akyakya”) and Tsultrim (“Tsulte”), former Trotsig Monastery monk Tsultrim, as well as four current Kirti Monastery monks: Drugdra, Lobsang Khedrub, Lobsang Gephel, and Lodroe.