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Dharamshala -- The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile based in Dharamshala expressed its condolences and solidarity with Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche who died in a Chinese prison on Sunday, 12 July.

"We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. The Chinese government has repeatedly violated all universal human rights in Tibet," the Parliament said in a statement.

The Parliament also urged the Chinese government to return the body of Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche to his family members and disciples, to allow them to arrange for his last rites according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.