Tibetans hold candlelight vigil over tourist guide's custodial death in China

Tibetan activists held a candlelight vigil over the custodial death of a Tibetan in China. The candlelight march was organised on Friday in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala. Around a hundred Tibetan activists and a few foreign supporters took part in the vigil. The activists gathered at Mcleodganj to mourn and pray for 55-year-old Kunchok Jinpa. Tibetan tourist guide, Kunchok Jinpa succumbed to his injuries on February 6, 2021. Jinpa is said to be tortured in prison resulting in large-scale fury over custodial deaths. The Tibetan tourist guide died in a hospital in Lhasa in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has expressed concern over the incident. Detained on November 8, 2013, Jinpa was sentenced to 21 years of imprisonment. Jinpa was convicted of leaking state secrets for passing information to foreign media.