While most of those arrested from Andu in April have now been released, 40 year old Pulten of Pulten Tsang household in Gyalde Dewa (village) was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at the Ngaba county Peoples Court on June 2nd. However, it is said that he is entitled to lodge an appeal within a certain period of time. Pulten has a wife and 4 children at home.
On the same day, 37 year old Gyurko of Tsamtsang household in Gyalde Dewa was sentenced to 2 years in prison. They are both accused of refusing new houses built with government aid, and not taking the keys when presented to them.
Pema of Sengge Tsang household in Peke village, Andu township, has not been tried and remains in detention in the county town.
Meanwhile, 29 year old Kirti monastery monk Losang Puntsok was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 4 years deprivation of political rights by the Ngaba prefecture court in Barkham and was soon taken elsewhere to serve the sentence. The crime for which he is arrested is not revealed and his whereabouts and physical condition is not unavailable since his arrest on October 17th 2011.
Lodey, the father of Dargye who committed self immolation in Lhasa on May 27th, recently travelled to Lhasa to see his son, but was not even able to confirm whether his son was still in Lhasa, much less find out anything about his condition, hence returned home disappointed.
It is also reported that prisoners are not being held in Ngaba these days, but taken to distant places to serve their sentence.