Tibet : Tibetan monk beaten to death by Chinese officials
A monk from Lhopu Monastery was beaten to death by Chinese officials, on his way home.Pema Norbu, studying in Dege Dzongsar Institute, was walking back to his hometown in Ripo Che County, eastern Tibet.It was difficult getting home due to the excessive number of Police check- points through Dege County.The Chinese authorities were stopping people at the blockades.When Pema got to the Ripo Che-Nang Chen County border, just like the rest, he too was checked by the authorities.The police then arrested him and searched his bag.They found several CDs and a variety of books.He was then harshly beaten by authorities. After the beating he was rushed to Chamdo Hospital. However, his injuries were so severe that Pema Norbu succumbed to them at the hospital.
He is from Lha Khang Tachu Ma village in Ripo Che County, eastern Kham region of Tibet. His father is Agyal and his mother's name is Delha.
Sources explained that incidents like these are a common occurrence inside Tibet. However, they are not often reported because of the fear of being tortured, as well as, China's polices to suppress such stories.The source went on to explain that they decided to take a stand now and wanted to share the incident with the rest of the world.