Tibetan prisoner tortured for speaking to UN rapporteur
Jan. 4 (savetibet.org): A Tibetan political prisoner who was tortured after speaking to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture during an official prison visit in 2005 is believed to be seriously ill in Chusur prison in Tibet.
Jigme Gyatso, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, is serving 18 years in prison for ”counter-revolution” and “inciting splittism.” According to new information from Tibetan sources, Gyatso is in extremely poor health and being isolated from other prisoners. Gyatso was also denied family visits on three occasions in the last few months although he was allowed a visit once before the end of the year.
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