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Death Sentence For Tibetan Monk May Be Commuted - 2004-12-30

China says the death sentence for a Tibetan monk accused of links to a 2002 bombing could be commuted to life in jail.

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was given a suspended death sentence in 2002 for allegedly financing a blast in Sichuan province that injured three people.

China's official news agency said Thursday that a court will review his case in January and could commute his sentence because of good behavior.

The U.S. Senate and European Parliament have joined human rights organizations in calling for the monk's release.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.