Khenpo Kartse has been detained since December last year.
Recently built religious structures must be demolished, and 'underage' monks expelled from the monasteries.
He calls out for the Dalai Lama's return and for freedom for Tibet.
The number of Tibetan burning protests against Chinese rule rises to 133.
But talks between the religious leader and China on Tibet's political status remain stalled.
Word of the August incident was delayed due to communication blocks by authorities.
They had argued over the bill at the hotel's restaurant.
Residents have appealed for years for help, with no response from authorities.
A police officer says accounts of torture at the hands of drunk cops are implausible.
The move is aimed at showing Tibetans 'happy' under Chinese rule.
They had demanded that Tibetans watching an archery competition join them in drinking toasts.
The latest burning protest occurs in front of a police station in Gansu province.
More detentions are expected as county residents challenge rule from Beijing.
He had called out for Tibetan independence during a rally celebrating Chinese rule.
Rival village groups had fought over access to land held in common.
Long hours of work, beatings, and inadequate food are common, says monk who fled to India.
His conviction comes after a second trial following his detention for the fourth time in 2011.