Tibetan Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Dies in China Prison

A Tibetan monk who was one of China's most prominent political prisoners has died in prison, a relative and human rights activists said on Monday. The United States, European Union and international rights groups had called for the release of the monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, who died on Sunday in Chuandong prison in the southwestern city of Chengdu. Tenzin Delek was serving a 20-year sentence on charges of "crimes of terror and incitement of separatism." The cause of death was not clear.

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