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Rinchen Tsultrim

In its response to the letter from UN human rights experts, the Chinese government confirmed that Rinchen  Tsultrim was sentenced to four years and six months in prison, and a further three years deprivation of political rights on 27 November 2020. He is currently incarcerated at Aba Prison in Sichuan province. While Tibet Watch was able to confirm the sentence earlier this year, the date of the verdict was previously unknown.

Anonymous sources in Tibet confirm that Tsultrim’s family have been unable to visit him in prison, nor were they informed of his whereabouts until March 2021. On 23 March 2021 his family received a call from authorities, informing them that they would be allowed to visit Tsultrim for one hour. However, one anonymous source states that this promise “has never been fulfilled,” going on to say “his family is worried about his condition and his health.”