Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Buddhists seek return of body of Tibetan monk who died in Chinese jail

By Patrick Boehler

HONG KONG---The death of a Tibetan spiritual leader in a Chinese jail has led to a violent protest by Tibetans demanding the return of his body to his family, according to news reports and an advocacy group. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, one of the most prominent Tibetan spiritual leaders to be imprisoned by the Chinese authorities, was serving a 20-year sentence in Sichuan Province after he was convicted of a series of bombings in the provincial capital, Chengdu, in 2002. The monk’s family learned of his death on Sunday. [link]