Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Medal of Courage 2016
YESHE CHOEDRON, ཡེ་ཤེས་ཆོས་སྒྲོན་
Tibetan, medical doctor and political prisoner has been awarded the first ‘Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage’ in recognition of her courage and dedication to promoting Tibetan human rights and justice for the Tibetan people. Yeshe Choedron was sentenced in 2008 to 15 years in prison for alleged "espionage". Yeshe Choedron is known to be in ill health and has been denied visits by her children. She is due for release in 2023.