A Tibetan monk of Labrang Tashikhyil monastery succumbed to his injuries sustained due to beatings and torture in prison Sunday, according to the official website of the Tibetan government in exile.
37-year-old Jamyang Jinpa was among a group of monks who spoke openly against the Chinese government to a visiting foreign journalists’ group on a Chinese government monitored tour of Tibet on 9 April 2008 in the aftermath of bloody protests in Lhasa in March 2008.
All the monks from that group except Jamyang went into hiding. Jamyang was later arrested after Chinese police barged into his room and severely beat him.
Jamyang was tortured “to the point of death” during ten days of interrogation before being handed over to his family, the website further said.
“It is a matter of great concern that reports about deaths of Tibetans due to torture under the Chinese government’s repression continue to come out from Tibet,” said the website.
Jamyang Jinpa is survived by his old parents, Lobsang and Tselo, at Sangkhog in Labrang.
Jamyang studied at TCV school at Suja near here in 1993 for three years before returning to his native place in Tibet to pursue his religious studies at the Labrang Tashikhyil monastery.
A candle light vigil to pay respects to Jamyang is being organized here later today by 5 Tibetan NGOs based here.