Respected Tibetan school teacher sentenced to 15 years for criminal charges after eighteen months of detention.
In 2008 Lhamo Kyab, a school teacher from Nagchu in Central Tibet (Ch: Tibet Autonomous Region), was taken away late at night, from a school where she was working. She was first taken to her home by Chinese security personnel who searched through her family possessions, and then to a “secret” detention centre where she was interrogated her about “alleged involvement in political activities.” No explanation was given to her family why she was being taken.
Lhamo Kyab was kept in secret detention for nearly two years, without contact with her family or a lawyer, and in January 2010 approximately eighteen months after detention, a court sentenced Lhamo Kyab to 15 years in prison. Her exact medical condition is unknown but she is believed to be in ill health.
Lhamo Kyab ལྷ་མོ་སྐྱབས་
Xizang Lasa Jianyu (Lhasa prison)
Duodi Street, Duodi Village
Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, 850000
People’s Republic of China
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