TCHRD PRESS RELEASE
Samphel of Kandze Sentenced To Three Years Term
On around 20 August 2011, Samphel (Samphel Dhondup) of Kandze County was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Kandze court, according to information received by TCHRD.
On 10 July, Samphel along with Lobsang Phuntsok and Lobsang Lhundup were arrested at around 4 o’clock in the evening (Tibet local time) after they raised slogans and distributed pamphlets saying “Freedom for Tibet”, “Long Live H.H the Dalai Lama”, “Return of the Dalai Lama” and “ May the Dalai Lama and all Tibetans unite soon”.
It was reported earlier that all three youths were arrested and beaten severely by the Kandze Public Security Bureau (PSB) who arrived immediately to the spot.
Lobsang Phuntsok (17 years old) and Lobsang Lhundup were released on the same day Samphel was sentenced.
Samphel, 23 years old, is from Lona Village, Kandze County.
Until this, there was no information about the three. Their conditions still remain unknown.
Note: Picture of Samphel is available on our facebook https://www.facebook.com/tchrd
Dukthen Kyi (Ms)
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy