Tenzin Delek Rinpoche


Age: 65

Summary: Chinese Tibetan Buddhist monk and political prisoner who was imprisoned in China for 13 years after serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges that he was involved in a bombing in a public park when he was arrested in 2002 in relation to an April 3, 2002 blast in Chengdu city that injured three people, who was sentenced to death on charges of terror and incitement of separatism a few months later and whose death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 2005 and later to 20 years' imprisonment, but who continued to maintain his innocence.

Cause of Death: Heart condition

Born: 1950

Died: July 12, 2015

Chengdu, China