Update info:
4 Jul 2016 (Suspended)
Latest info:
20 Mar 2016
Dolma Tso
Gender: F
15 Apr 2016
Distribution date:
4 Jul 2016
UA No:

Please stop sending appeals about a Tibetan woman who could be subjected to unnecessary medical procedures against her will. 

In December 2015, authorities from the Chengdu Women’s Prison, Sichuan province, in south-west China, asked the family of Dolma Tso, to give consent for her to undergo a medical operation. Prior to that, Dolma had sent a letter which stated that she had no health problems and asked that no-one sign any consent documents on her behalf.  There were fears that Dolma, who was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for moving the body of a man who self-immolated, would be subjected to unnecessary medical procedures that might put her health at risk. 

Dolma is no longer at risk of a forced operation but she still has no access to family or lawyer.  We request that no more appeals be sent at this time but we will continue to monitor the situation. 

No further action is required. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.