Jampa, a mother of three, was arrested following a protest in Meruma in January 2012.
Free Tibet believes that Jampa was arrested because her brother, Logya, was one of the protest leaders. The Meruma protest was a peaceful candle-lit vigil and sit-down demonstration against China’s occupation of Tibet.
Chinese crack down
Despite the peaceful nature of the protest, Chinese security forces cracked down hard on the protestors, beating many of them and using tear gas. Logya was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison.
Jampa was arrested and held for over a month, simply because of her brother’s involvement in the protest. She was brutally beaten and tortured while in custody. Although Jampa was later released without charge, she is still recovering from the injuries sustained during her detention.