Chinese authorities cremate Tenzin Delek’s body

The Chinese authorities cremated the body of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche against the wishes of his family. The ashes were handed over to the family but were later confiscated by police before they reached his home monastery. Two family members have been detained. Chinese state media report that Tenzin Delek’s death was due to a heart attack. Following the death, Chinese security forces shot into a crowd of protesters in Tenzin Delek’s hometown injuring at least 15 Tibetans.