- Date of Detention
- Aug 24, 2022
- Date of Detention (mm/yyyy)
- Description of event
On 24 August 2022, Chugdar, 52 years old from Khakor Township, Serthar County in Ganzi (Kardze) Tibet Autonomous Prefecture was arbitrarily arrested and taken into the detention centre in the same County for organising religious activities including incense burning and offering prayers.
- Type of place of detention
- Detention centre
- Detention centre/prison (Detention template)
- Serthar PSB Detention Centre
- Consequences of detention
TCHRD learned that Chugdar passed away after being subjected to severe beatings and other forms of torture during his detention as he had no record of medical conditions at the time of his arrest.
Chugdar's family learned that he had passed away while in custody after two days.
- Inciting splittism
- Type of violation
- Freedom of peaceful association
- Freedom of religion and belief
- Description of torture
Chugdar passed away after being subjected to severe beatings and other forms of torture during his detention as he had no record of medical conditions at the time of his arrest.
The Chinese authorities have made obvious attempts to hide the details surrounding Chugdar's death. Local police warned his family that unless they signed a statement declaring that the death was not as a result of police beatings, his body would not be returned. Additionally, the police informed Chugdar's father that his death had occurred suddenly.
Security officials have proposed a one-time payment of 100,000 yuan (about 13716.10 USD) for each family per year in an effort to absolve the police of their responsibility. The conditions of the remaining four Tibetans remain unknown.
- Created on
- Aug 29, 2023
- Updated on
- Aug 29, 2023