Monk disappeared for political activities

5th November 2012

Jampa had previously been interrogated by police many times

The wellbeing and whereabouts of a Machu monk accused of sending information out of Tibet and for alleged political activities remain unknown after he was detained at 2.30am (local time) on Friday 26 October 2012.


Jampa, 38, from Gansu province, a monk at the Mayul Namten Choekhor Long Monastery in Chengdu City, had been questioned by police on several occasions and interrogated about his phone and sim card.

On 30 March 2012, Jampa was detained for nine days, during which time he was interrogated, beaten and fined on his release.

Preserving Tibetan culture

Jampa is a Tibetan language teacher and founding member of a community organisation, which arranges Tibetan language workshops for students and publishes their articles.

However, its newspaper, Riwey Khanlam [Path of Hope], was banned from publication after Jampa was called to the local police station accused of political activities.


Jampa studied Tibetan poetry and Tibetan Buddhism philosophy in Serti Labrang monastery and Labrang Tashi Khyil Monastery.

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