DHARAMSHALA: Choktrin Gyatso, a monk from Tsang monastery in Domey, was released from Chinese imprisonment on 15 April after completing his full prison sentence. Choktrin Gyatso was sentenced to ten years imprisonment after he took part in the 2008 Tibetan national uprising against the brutal policies of the Chinese government.
He was reportedly released from prison around 5:00 pm on 15 April from a Chinese prison in Siling (Ch:Xining) the provincial capital of Qinghai. His family and relatives were warned in advance by the authorities not to film his return or welcome him with celebrations.
Choktrin Gyatso also known as Choktrul Gyatso hails from Arik village in Malho Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Qinghai province). He is the fifth child from the nine children born to late Lobe and Tsering Dolma.
He is currently 44-years-old and is a former monk of Sera monastery in India He studied at Sera for over three years from 2002 before returning to Tibet.
He is reported to be in good physical condition.