Tibetan Nun Dies in Hospital Corridor of Ailments from Prison

Tibetan nun dies in the corridor of the hospital while waiting to receive treatment for ailments she developed from her being subjected to torture and poor living conditions while serving imprisonment. The Tibetan nun was sentenced to imprisonment after she protested against Chinese rule over Tibet and went through torture during the ordeal.

“A Tibetan nun and former political prisoner, jailed for seven years after calling for an end to Chinese rule in Tibet, has died of complications arising from a chronic ailment she developed after being subjected to torture and poor living conditions during her incarceration.” said the report in the Radio Free Asia.

Ngawang Tsomo, 51 developed acute health problems while she was imprisoned for seven years in a ‘sham trial’ without following any due process after taking part in a peaceful protest against the Chinese control over Tibet in Lhasa with several others in 1993. While she was placed in the Drapchi Prison, one of the most horrifying prisons, she faced inhumane treatment at the hands of the Chinese prisoner guards in addition to being kept under poor living conditions there.

Though Tsomo was released in the year 2000, she was not able to seek proper medical care for her failing health and it recently became serious according to the report.

“Additionally, Tsomo was prevented from reenrolling at her former monastery, due to laws prohibiting ex-prisoners from returning to their past lives as monks and nuns, and “faced numerous challenges in society … eking out a living doing odd jobs for all of those years.” added the report in RFA.

While her health conditions became serious recently and taken to the hospital in Phenpo Lhundrub, the 51 year old former political prisoner died in the corridor of the building while waiting to receive treatment according to the source saying of the report!

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  • February 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    OM MA TRI MU YE SA LE DU

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