Tibetan Monk Dies From Torture Injuries

Tibetan monk, Jamyang Jinpa from the Labrang monastery has died after speaking out against Chinese authorities three years ago.

On April 9, 2008, in the aftermath of the Tibetan crackdown, Jamyang was one of several monks who openly spoke out against the Chinese regime to foreign journalists. The journalists were visiting their temple, on a trip organized and monitored by the Chinese regime.

All the other monks from the group went into hiding, except for Jamyang.

Police arrested and beat him, then during ten days of interrogation he was tortured to the point of death, according to the Tibetan Government in Exile.

After a month, Jamyang was returned to his family. According to Washington based International Campaign for Tibet, when Jamyang was released his injuries were apparently due to torture, including bleeding on the brain and damage to the kidneys.

He died on Sunday April 3rd. His death is believed to be related to injuries sustained during his detention.

Jamyang is the second monk from Labrang Monestary to have died. Sangey Gyatso was also involved with the 2008 protest, and died in February 2011 after a year in hiding.