sit-in and police gathering

Around a hundred Tibetans gathered outside Chuandong Prison in Chengdu, Sichuan, yesterday (July 14) to hold a peaceful sit-in calling upon the Chinese authorities to release the body of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche to his family and monastery. The images show the sit-in and police gathering outside the main gate.

The news of 64-year old Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s death in the 13th year of a life sentence was given to his family on Sunday (July 12); the circumstances remain unclear.