Lobsang JinpaŸ (洛桑金巴)

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Lobsang JinpaŸ (洛桑金巴)

Lobsang JinpaŸ洛桑

 Lobsang Jinpa

Current Detention

Crimes: Unknown

Length of Punishment: 5 years in prison

Court: Siling (Ch: Xining) Intermediate People’s Court (Qinghai Province)

Trial Date: February 23, 2013

Sentencing Date: February 23, 2013

Place of Incarceration: Unknown

Dates of Detention/Arrest: September 1, 2012 (detention)


Lobsang Jinpa, a monk at the Nyitso Zilkar monastery in the Tridu region of Keygudo in Qinghai, was sentenced to five years in prison on unknown charges in February 2013. The sentence appears to be politically motivated, and in retaliation for his alleged role in protesting Chinese authorities’ policies and rule in Tibet.

Born in 1982, Chinese security officers seized Lobsang Jinpa and four other monks during a surprise raid at their monastery in September 2012. This raid and subsequent detention of the monks were related to a peaceful protest that took place in February 2012. While in custody, Lobsang Jinpa has reportedly been beaten and tortured. He was released briefly due to medical reasons but was detained again and subsequently sentenced.

 Further Information

China sentences tortured Tibetan monk to five years, March 13, 2013, Phayul.com

Two Tibetans, monk and singer, sentenced to prison, March 13, 2013, TCHRD

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