Summary: In 2008 Dorje Tashi was detained for allegedly sheltering Tibetan protestors in his hotel and making a donation to the Tibetan community in exile.
Charge: “loan fraud”
Sentence: LIFE IMPRISONMENT
Prison: Chushur Prison, Lhasa
Status: He was detained on 10 July 2008 and sentenced after a secret trial in 2010. He is now gravely unwell. Recent reports detail the extreme and severe treatment he suffered including beatings with electric batons, being cuffed to an iron bar and hung in the air, simulation of suffocation, pouring of hot chili fluid through nostrils and intense sleep deprivation. This violence has taken its toll, leaving Dorje Tashi with a severe heart condition.