Free Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is in extremely poor health with a serious heart condition and high blood pressure. During a rare visit his family spoke to a doctor who told them that he believed Tenzin Delek Rinpoche needed surgery.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is eligible for medical parole under Chinese law, being chronically unwell and having served at least seven years of his sentence. An official application for medical parole was made by Tenzin Delek’s family in 2014. To date, his family has not heard from the authorities about this legitimate application.
Join the call to pressure China to grant urgent medical parole for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. Numerous successful examples of political prisoners held in China being released on medical parole following diplomatic intervention can be seen and urge that you help save Tenzin Delek’s life in this way.
Individual actions for April 7:
Community / Chapter organizers:
The Case of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche:
April 7, 2015 marks 13 years since Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's arrest. Rinpoche is a respected Buddhist teacher and Tibetan community leader who has been a prisoner of the Chinese state. Every day he spends in prison is one day too many.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was charged with "causing explosions" and "inciting separatism”, charges for which no evidence has ever been provided and he has steadfastly maintained his innocence. His original trial (December 2002) was not held in accordance with international fair trial standards and he was denied the right to be represented by lawyers hired by his family.
On April 7, SFT and Tibet groups took action to call for Tenzin Delek's immediate release. We joined his family and students across the world to create the public attention this campaign deserves and urged governments to push China to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Background on Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's case: http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/02/08/trials-tibetan-monk-0
2014 Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Actions
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