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Tibetans seek clemency for monk sentenced to death by China

Dharamsala: Tibetans living-in-exile in India held a special prayer meeting in Dharamsala seeking the release of one of their leaders sentenced to death by a Chinese court. A Chinese court sentenced Trulku Tenzin Delek to death on charges of carrying out a bomb blast in Chengdu city on April 3 last year, for promoting independence for Tibet and illegally possessing guns and explosives. Delek's sentence has been suspended for two years which is usually commuted to life in prison. Acharya Yeshi Phunstok, President of National Democratic Party of Tibet, spearheading the campaign, said the two years suspension should be withdrawn as the religious leader had been falsely implicated.

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