The European Union welcomes the decision by the Chinese authorities to commute the death sentence of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche to life imprisonment. However, the European Union remains very concerned about the persistent doubts surrounding the impartiality of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche’s trial, and about the heavy sentence handed down to him.

The European Union would be grateful to the Chinese authorities if they could continue to brief it on developments in the case of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche.