Cabinet lawyer Lobsang Dakpa misses contempt hearing

Journalists and observers enter the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission for the contempt hearing of CTA Cabinet lawyer Lobsang Dakpa on 6 December 2019.

Journalists and observers enter the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission for the contempt hearing of CTA Cabinet lawyer Lobsang Dakpa on 6 December 2019. Tibet Sun/Lobsang Wangyal

By Lobsang Wangyal

McLEOD GANJ, India, 6 December 2019

The lawyer of the Tibetan Cabinet Lobsang Dakpa failed to appear before the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission for a hearing concerning his terming the Court’s judgment in Case no 20 as biased.

Dakpa was summoned to answer contempt of court charges instituted against him by plaintiff Penpa Tsering.

Since the lawyer did not show up by 2:30 pm, the court was adjourned at 2:55 pm. A court official announced a new hearing date for 9 December at 10:30 am.

The official explained that Dakpa was notified via both an email and a letter dated 22 November, which were received by his Tibetan Legal Association office.

“His office signed after receiving the letter, but we didn’t get any acknowledgment from Lobsang Dakpa himself,” another court official told Tibet Sun.

Lobsang Dakpa, who is a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, was on an official European tour of France, Belgium, and The Netherlands in November.

Tibet Sun has learned that he has returned, and was seen today on the premises of the Central Tibetan Administration.


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