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Tsundue and Gedun Tsultrim

Two monks imprisoned for three years after prayers for a Tibetan self-immolator

June 6, 2013

Two monks have been sentenced to three years each in prison after they held prayers for a Tibetan who set fire to himself and died.

The two monks, Tsundue and Gedun Tsultrim, were imprisoned on November 21, 2012, as they were on their way to pay their respects and say prayers at the home of Wangchen Norbu, a 25-year old Tibetan man who had died after self-immolating two days earlier near Kangtsa Gaden Choepheling monastery in the Kangtsa area of Qinghai. Other monks and laypeople were also blocked from going to Wangchen Norbu’s house, and some of them prayed by the road where they were stopped by police and officials.

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