Petition for the Release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

“I am not guilty, please appeal for justice for me… call all people together and do everything possible to help me overturn the verdict”.

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, revered religious leader and visionary advocate for Tibetans, has been in prison for 10-years, serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. Since his arrest Tenzin Delek has maintained his innocence and no credible evidence has ever been found to link him to this crime.

In 2009, in a remarkable act of support and bravery, 40,000 Tibetans inside Tibet signed petitions demanding justice for their leader.

TDR Petition zhang

Join with the people of Tibet now and add your ‘thumbprint’ to the petition below to help free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.

The petition is to Zhou Yongkang (pictured right), Party Secretary in Sichuan Province when Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was detained and until recently one of the highest ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party who had authority for overseeing implementation of the law throughout the People’s Republic of China.

Total Signature Count update: 43,577



Your thoughts here

  1. Free Him – Stop The Injustice !

    • I will pray so you can receive justice and recover your freedom which was taken from you… Om Mani Padme Hum _/_

      Laura Fazlinovic
  2. This is shocking, every human deserves a fair hearing!

  3. Everyone in the world needs to be in tune with what is going on in other countries.. We are blessed to be in North America and the damage caused to the Tibetan people affected by this is undeniably wrong. I hope everyone can use social media to bring this issue to surface for the people who are unaware.

  4. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and rest of the tibetan heroes.Free them” NOW”…Free Tibet

  5. Be just in all things…talk to others and see the larger world come to life before you…ideology as a monologue cannot bear fruit.

  6. Liberté, égalité, fraternité
    je me joins à vous pour vous encourager à poursuivre votre action pour que la vérité triomphe plus vite

  7. I am always support Tenzin Delek Rinpoche he is humble person kindness to all the people on this world therefore i would like to request to UNO to support him to release from Chinese prison.
    Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Free and Long life.

  8. Spirituality is THE only future for humankind… may life given a chance through mankind for its evolution to the next level of conscience… Any great wise man’s death is a real loss to the hope of the survival of our human race…

  9. “Imagine all the people living life in peace. Uh Uh Uhhh, you may say that i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one. I hope some day you join us, and the world will live as One”

    I am a dreamer. I dream of the day people will live in a comunity instead of individuals
    I am a dreamer. I dream of the day countries will act as Planet Earth and not fighting each other
    I wonder if some day the people will stop wishing something will happen somewhere, somewhen, by somewho, and try to change themselves instead.

  10. Woah this blog is excellent i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You know, many persons are looking round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  11. this is the most unjust sentence of all time !!!

  12. Please, give a free life to the tibetans, in peace.

  13. Freedom for Tibet and Tibetan people.Im on YOUR SIDE TIBET!

  14. Please respect human rights and release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche!

  15. The time has come to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche!

    Shalvah Landy
  16. Freedom is for all human on this earth.

    Ginette St-Pierre
  17. It is time for the Chinese government to change its oppressive regime. People are not disposable objects to be shoved around and done away with at will for sake of an industrial machine where bureaucracy turns humans into robots. You cannot force freedom into slave labor submission and impose rule by the gun on people. You can not do that in your own country, nor subject people in any other country to it. Holding people captive for sake of keeping a brutal, violent regime in power is a crime against Life. Change your outdated attitudes toward humanity, set your political prisoners free and withdraw your oppressive regime from Tibet.

  18. He doesn’t deserve to be in the prison at all and yet, he has been in one for more than Ten years and still counting!! Please release him immediately!!!

    Lobsang Tsetan
  19. Release Tenzin /delek Rinpoche. He deserves true justice.

  20. Ten years of injustice. Yes we got his death sentence commuted to life… but, somehow, by our usual apathy, we stopped plaguing the Chinese government, our Chinese embassies around the world, and all our elected officials in our demand for the immediate release of the Venerable Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Now we need to step up to the business at hand and join the Tibetans who have never stopped fighting for his release. I’ve signed the petition and will start communicating again. Hope the rest of you will join in too. Let’s get this corrected now!

  21. I urge the Chinese leadership to release Tulku Tenzin Deleck. Not releasing him only adds to the resentment of every Tibetans who know it best that Tenzin Deleck is innocent and imprisonment for crime he didn’t commit. Releasing him will send a message of goodwill to the Tibetan people.

    Tenzin Wangchuk
  22. free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, what good can it possibly do to continue to imprison him?

    david anderson
  23. Release all the political prisoners in Tibet including Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Panchen Rinpoche!
    Shame to CCP. Shame to the World Leaders letting innocent Tibetans suffer and Killed.
    fuck UN. u did nothing to Tibet till now.

    nyima Tsering
  24. China, please ! release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche for he is innocent and you perfectly know it. By setting him free you will enjoy greater consideration from the world, you will be regarded as a worthy nation respectful of human rights that you have ignored for so long !

  25. I am on your side. TIBET WILL BE FREE !
    ” you may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you join us, and the world will live as One”

    Nicole DARNET
  26. Stop manipulating “justice”, enough is enough, release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche! Time’s over.

  27. Release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Now.

    Lobsang Dorjee
  28. Please stop the violence, Release to Tenzin Delek Rinpoche!, He is not a criminal .

  29. Free Tibet!

  30. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and all other political prisoners. FREE PANCHEN LAMA. Free Tibet. Bod Gyalo.
    So many Tibetans are suffering immensely under the ruthless chinese regime. Tibetans are burning to death, Tibetans are being shot at and jailed for lengthy sentences for mere expression of their desire to be treated as humans with respect. The world should support our struggle of Non Violence, so we can show in future that Non Violent struggles do get support from the world, and we can set our struggle as an example to other nationalities fighting for their rights. So they could see Non Violence can also work and they dont have to resort to violence. Please support us, the truth, and dont believe anything china says cause they lie all the time. If they didnt lie they would have Tibet opened to the world to see for themselves.

  31. please release tenzin delek rinpoche please please.

  32. Release release Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Want Human right in Tibet. Stop killing in Tibet. No religious freedom in Tibet.

  33. You will be judged in exactly the same way. Release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche!!

    Nigel Mousley
  34. “Karuna” and “Rigpa” !

    Carine LEYMARIE
  35. A nation is trying to grow and to be bigger and bigger and bigger in the international scenarium without taking into count human rights and the opinion of Tibet’ citizens. They have to decide if they want or not live under China’s power and, it’s pretty obvious, they want freedom. Stop violence! Stop power abuse! We’re living in the 21st century and it’s not acceptable anymore to face human beings acting like primitive animals. FREE TENZIN DELEK RINPOCHE NOW! We have the right to fight, we have the right to change our reality, we have the right to expose our thoughts without being censored.

  36. Free our precious Rinpoche. His not guilty,its obvious for all of the World.Janusz Olenderk

    Janusz Olenderek
  37. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche:

    “I am not guilty, please appeal for justice for me… call all people together and do everything possible to help me overturn the verdict”.

  38. Time has come for China to act like a responsible and grown up person NOT like premitive age who does not believe in reasoning

  39. Release Trulku Tenzin Gelek NOW

  40. Please China CCP,

    Please show your mercy and release Tenzin Gelek. He deserves true justice.

  41. freedom

  42. Fair trial!

  43. How much torture is one supposed to endure until they are free? Must one die to prove their innocence? Please free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Show an act of compassion.

    Amelia Overall
  44. China, your hideous crimes against the Tibetan people are not going unnoticed.You can only get away with it for so long ,it will catch up with you.I pity you. Please release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.

  45. Siempre apoyando a favor de que se haga justicia y la liberacion de personas que no hacen daño a nadie, al contrario nos ayudan dia a dia

    Adrian Navarro Carbajal
  46. Es imperdonable la acción de la “justicia” china. Alguien tiene que poner un alto a ese país prepotente y abusivo. Si no detenemos esa mancha amarilla dentro de no mucho absorverán el mundo.
    Estoy harta de escuchar las injusticias que cometen con el pueblo tibetano ante la indiferencia de las organizaciones que se supone deberían cuidar de la libertad de los pueblos.

  47. 10 year tooooooooo long. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche..

    trinley dorjii
  48. Chinese leaders! ! Release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche now. Stop telling lies. Your lies and crimes of darkness will not clear out your darkness. YOu better be smart.

    Tenzin Gephel
  49. China. A world class bully. Whose actions continue to demonstrate this on a daily basis.

  50. With China’s dismal record of human rights abuses I am not surprised by their treatment of brave people like Tenzin Delek Rincpoche. What surprises me and makes me feel ashamed is that the majority of our western corporations who do business in China will say nothing, let alone take action against such injustices. This inaction by the people , such as Dow Chemical for example, who have such close ties to China equates to an endorsement of such atrocities.
    We can’t expect anything from China or our own governments but we do have some power over these international Corporations through our free western media. These are the people we should attack. These are the people that need to be embarrassed into doing something.

    • Bruce, so so true- what are you doing along this lines? Is there anything youa re already involved in? Something we can start?

      Kati Macdonald
  51. free all political prisoners….. bod gyalo (free tibet)

    tenzin lektsok
  52. GET the hell out of my country, bloddy chinese dogss.

  53. Tulku Tenzin Delek has been ten years put behind the bars without any crime. We really need a affective measure from the world community to make a remarkable command to release Him. We are going to chasse the people who are responsible for his arrest and make a transparency in the international community.
    Release Tulku Tenzin Delek and other all political prisoners,,,,,


  55. The eyes of the world are watching, the eyes of the world know the truth.
    It is time to set this innocent man free..
    It is timeto set all innocent monks and political prisoners free…
    The world watches and the world sees, If you want to be respected it is time to set them free.
    China where is your honor and dignity?

  56. China- go destroy and torture your own people and land and leave Tibet alone. Free Tibet from it’s Chinese oppressors.

    Kati Macdonald
  57. Free all the innocent and wrongly imprisoned.
    Stop buying “Made in China” products that flood our country and support the Chinese in their inhumane and evil pursuits in Tibet.

    FREE TIBET- bod gyalo

    Kati Macdonald
  58. Free this man!
    His life is meaningful!

    greetje hoekstra
  59. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche now!
    Smearing hands in the blood of the innocent can’t wipe out their birthrights. China, it only makes you more vulnerable and cowardly.


  61. may all pain & suffering caused by injustice cease when we realize we are ONE

    Marlene Kennedy


  64. Stop working against Tibetan people and culture!
    You will never win.
    The protest even within China against the government is too huge that you can control it.
    Be human..!!!

    Dr. Susanne Fuchs
  65. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and other Tibetans have conducted themselves with grace in the face of the most terrible injustices.

    The world can see their actions in comparison with the brutal, repressive and bullying actions of the Chinese authorities. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and all political prisoners now.

  66. I lived in China for 4 years and i saw how school teachers were teaching children how happy Tibet was to back with China. My daughter was not convinced of these Chinese lies, Get out of Tibet, stop the LIES and MURDERS now.


  68. Fair trial, free Tibet.

    Alina Ostrowska
  69. The Chinese government’s attempts at repression only make the Tibetan people stronger.
    Calling on them to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and all political prisoners.
    The Chinese occupiers cannot win.

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  72. im living in china not far from tibet, all i hear tibetans say i cant …….because of chinese gov. from the outside view china looks ok….but that is only the well off. i see the real side of china now and its not the outside view

    kaitlyn glentz
  73. You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the paintings you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  74. Free Tibet now.


  76. i support the tibetan people and their quest for freedom of expression and movement and religion.
    it is a tragedy that the chinese government has been so repressive to this people.
    that tibetans are burning themselves to death to protest this repression and the chinese govenment is
    not seeing that they must change how they treat this culture and people calls for universal condemnation.
    the chinese government needs to release tenzen delik rinpoche immediatly. he is a revered and holy man who has committed no crime. set him free!

  77. Free for precious Rimpocze


  79. The Nazi energy of Hatred and Cruelty is alive and well and living in China. No matter which way you look at it this is the same ideology and the same inhumane treatment.

  80. Freedom for Tibet.

  81. Release Tenzin Delek Ripnoche and the other monks and nuns that are guilty of no crimes, who are only practicing their religion of peace, acceptance and love. The freedrom of religion is right it is not a sin.

  82. Free all Tibetans

  83. Free TIBET and release TENZIN DELEK RINPOCHE.

    Katherine Strause
  84. I pray for your freedom and for the freedom of all the other political prisoners in Tibet.You are not forgotten. China will never destroy the spirit of the noble Tibetans. Truth is always the victor in the end no matter how long it takes.

  85. China! Do not go to wrong way. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche immediately! He is certainly innocent.

  86. Cruel and oppressive actions bring bad karma on yourself and China. Do not keep Tezsin Delek Rinpoche, an innocent person, in prison any longer.

  87. No good can come from imprisoning an innocent man.

    Ellen Frieder
  88. Beyond our national and cultural identities, we are all brothers, sisters, and family members living together on this planet and need to treat each other as such. Please respect Tenzin Delek Rinpoche as you would your father or brother and do as your heart/consciousness would have you do. Thank you in advance for being an advocate for peace and justice.

    Tim Kalliomaa
  89. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche immediately. Every country should ensure freedom of religion and other human rights.

  90. Freedom for this man, he is innocent of any crime

  91. I urge you to free Tezsin Delek Rinpoche.

  92. Dear friends, how can we support China when it has so much blood on her hands?

    Dear China, how can you look yourself in the mirror.

    To all of us, lets “make it right” as a famous Canadian always says. This is one of our generations major challenge. Just think of Mr Lincoln, what would he say….lets be resolute.

  93. Free this innocent man who contributed strongly to the well being of his fellows.

  94. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

  95. stop the killing :(


  97. Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche! Free Tibet!

  98. Your compassionate actions to free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a beautiful and innocent man, will echo forever throughout history. You will be remembered. We will sing songs about you. Please look into your heart and see what you need to do.
    Nancy L White

  99. je me joins à vous tous pour obtenir la libération de Gelek Tenzin Rimpoché d’autant plus fort que mon nom de refuge dans le Dharma est : Gelek Tenzin
    I am with you, please free Gelek Tenzin Rimpoche and all tibetans heroes.
    from french Gelek Tenzin

    Joel FERRY (Gelek Tenzin)

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