One of the monks sentenced on 16 February is released. The other three (Sonam Gewa, Lobsang Nyima and Lobsang Samten) have been given prison sentences of up to two years. It is not known what they were charged for. The rest of the monks from Zilkar are not allowed to leave the monastery and are being subjected to patriotic re-education programmes.
Zilkar monks sentenced.
31st March 2012