Rights group says Tibetan monk dies after torture

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Posted: Apr 04, 2011 11:21 PM
Rights group says Tibetan monk dies after torture

A rights group says a Tibetan Buddhist monk tortured after a 2008 protest in China has died of complications from his ordeal.

The Washington D.C.-based International Campaign for Tibet says 37-year-old Jamyang Jinpa died Sunday.

The group said in a news release late Monday that Jamyang Jinpa had been recovering at home for the past three years but is believed to have died of internal injuries suffered during his torture.

Paramilitary police arrested Jamyang Jinpa at his monastery in Gansu province on April 9, 2008, but it's unclear who oversaw his detention. The protest there was part of a wave of anti-government demonstrations.

Calls to police and the local government in Xiahe county where the monastery is located rang unanswered Tuesday.