Justice defender Gonpo Kyi, the sister of the imprisoned Tibetan businessman Dorjee Tashi was physically assaulted by Lhasa police officials and left her unable to move.
On 23 of this month, Gonpo kyi took action for justice in front of Lhasa supreme court and Chinese police officials forcibly took her to the police station. She was fine and healthy before being taken away, but she bears bruises across her body and was unable to move when she was released.
The concerned person told Tibet Times that before this time, videos and photos could be taken and shared with each other but these days it is very difficult to shoot videos and circulate them.
Gonpo Kyi continued protesting since 2022 through different ways such as by prostration in front of Lhasa intermediate people’s court and Drapchi prison for her brother Dorjee Tashi’s unfair imprisonment and to meet him in person. On May 10 of this year, she was forcibly taken away by a group of policemen and later released to her residence. Following the beatings and dragging she was warned that she and her brother Dorjee Tsedan will be arrested if she continues to protest.
Tibetan businessman Dorjee Tashi was sentenced to life secretly in 2010. After serving 10 years in prison, his lawyer and family members requested higher authorities often for a fair trial and revision of the court case but proved no result. Therefore, since October of last year, his elder sister Gonpo Kyi and younger brother Dorjee Tsedan held protests spontaneously in front of Lhasa intermediate people’s court and police officials repeatedly interrogated and threatened them to discourage future demonstrations.