DHARAMSHALA: A brutally tortured Tibetan political prisoner died from grievous injuries sustained in prison, just a few months after being released from prison on medical grounds by Chinese authorities.
Goshul Lobsang, 43, died on 19 March at his family home in Machu county in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Gansu province).
“The Chinese police and prison authorities brutally tortured him in detention and in prison. He suffered death-threatening injuries as a result. He was given all kinds of pain-relief injections but that only exacerbated his condition. Since the authorities feared that he might die in prison, they decided to release him on medical parole, before he was to complete his full sentence. He was released on 27 October 2013,” TCHRD quoted a source as saying.
Goshul Lobsang was detained in May 2010 after Chinese police accused him of leading a peaceful protests denouncing Chinese rule in Machu county in 2008. He was later kept in a jail in the provincial capital Lanzhou.
He was released on Oct. 27, 2013, after his health deteriorated severely in detention and his chances for survival appeared dim.
Goshul Lobsang hails from Belpen Yultso village in Machu county.He studied for some time at the Suja Tibetan School in India in 1992 before returning back to Tibet.
He is survived by his wife Tare and their two children, his brother said.