Young Kirti Monk released upon completing two years in prison
By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA May 06: A young Tibetan monk, having completed his two years’ sentence, has been released from prison in Ngaba county in traditional Amdo province of Tibet.
Lobsang Tenpa, a Tibetan monk from Ngaba Kirti monastery, was released by Chinese authorities of Ngaba county on May 5, 2016 after completing his sentence.
Upon his release, he was given a grand reception by his parents. Tenpa was tried without any lawyer to defend his case and suffered severe torture while he was in police custody.
The 19-yr-old monk from Ngaba’s Kirti monastery was arrested on April 26, 2014 following his solo protest on the streets of Ngaba county popularly known among the Tibetans as pawo (martyr) road.
He was given two years’ imprisonment by the Barkham Intermediate People’s Court on November 7, 2014.
Tenpa hails from Meuruma Township in Ngaba and joined Kirti monastery at a young age. He has two older half brothers, both of whom are also monks.