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Six Years After the Death of Tulku Tenzin Delek, Tibetans Still Wait For Legal Rights

 The well-loved religious teacher died under mysterious circumstances in a Chinese prison in 2015.

A poster calling on China to return the remains of Tulku Tenzin Delek to his family is shown on the Chinese consulate in San Francisco in a July 14, 2015 photo. Photo provided by an RFA listener via RFA

Six years after the death in a Chinese prison of a popular Tibetan religious teacher, fair treatment under the law is still being denied to Tibetans living under Beijing’s rule, experts say.

Tulku Tenzin Delek, 65, died under mysterious circumstances on July 12, 2015 while serving a life sentence following what rights groups and supporters called a wrongful conviction on a charge of bombing a public square in Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu in April 2002.

Widely respected among Tibetans for his efforts to protect Tibetan culture and the environment, he was initially sentenced to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.

An assistant, Lobsang Dondrub, was executed almost immediately, prompting an outcry from rights activists who questioned the fairness of the trial.

It is clear that Tulku Tenzin Delek’s death in Chinese custody was due to ill treatment by the authorities, said Dharamsala, India-based researcher Tenzin Dawa of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, speaking to RFA in an interview.

“And to hide the violations, they refused to hand over the Rinpoche’s body to his family,” Tenzin Dawa said, referring to Tulku Tenzin Delek by an honorific reserved for the most highly regarded spiritual teachers.

“We consider that the detainment, sentencing, and death of Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was completely illegal,” she said.

Tulku Tenzin Delek’s niece Nyima Lhamo, now living in the U.S. after escaping from Tibet in August 2016, said she believes that Tulku Tenzin Delek died in Chinese custody after authorities “poisoned him after treating him badly in prison.”

Family members, friends, and students are still suffering and cannot openly mourn his loss, she said, adding that the stories of other Tibetans still suffering under Chinese rule should be made better known to the world outside Tibet.

One, a Tibetan writer named Lobsang Lhundup who goes by the pen name Dhi Lhaden, was arrested in Chengdu on unspecified charges two years ago and has not yet been brought to trial, with family members still kept in the dark about his fate, sources told RFA in earlier reports.

Two others, a Tibetan woman named Lhamo and a man named Tharpa, were detained in June 2020 after sending money to family members in India, with Lhamo dying two months later of injuries received in custody, sources said.

Writers, singers, and artists promoting Tibetan national identity and the use of the Tibetan language have frequently been detained by Chinese authorities, with many handed long jail terms, following protests that swept Tibet and Tibetan areas of China in 2008.

No signs of improving

Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche should have never been in detention at all, let alone ill-treated and denied adequate medical care, said Sophie Richardson, China Director for the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch.

“The fact that just a few years later we are writing about additional monks who have been given incredibly harsh sentences, 19 to 20 years for perfectly legal behavior, shows there is no let-up in the Chinese authorities’ denial of the right to a fair trial.”

“I think that anyone who wants to have confidence in the Chinese legal system has to consider cases like Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s, as they are not anomalies. The Chinese government has shown no signs of improving,” Richardson said.

Tulku Tenzin Delek’s case has now been raised by Tibetan NGOs and rights groups in many different forums and has helped call further attention to the lack of fair trials and other human rights for Tibetans living in Tibet, said Rinzin Choedon, director of the India chapter of Students For a Free Tibet.

“Many of their stories are still unknown to us,” Rinzin Choedon said.

Formerly an independent nation, Tibet was invaded and incorporated into China by force 70 years ago.

Chinese authorities maintain a tight grip on the region, restricting Tibetans’ political activities and peaceful expression of cultural and religious identity, and subjecting Tibetans to persecution, torture, imprisonment, and extrajudicial killings.

Reported by Lobsang Gelek for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Tenzin Phakdon. Story contribution by Tenzin Dickyi. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

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When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

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www.altnews.in

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https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

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www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

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The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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