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“Forced to live like a prisoner on the run in my own homeland”: Tibetan feminist Jamyang Kyi protests confiscation of books and relentless harassment by Chinese authorities

Famous Tibetan feminist Jamyang Kyi (penname: Mindruk/Six Stars) who is known for many incisive writings on women and social issues has recently written on social media protesting the confiscation of several books that she had authored. A translated book by her husband Lhamo Kyab (penname: Jhangkar/North Star) was also among those confiscated. Two posts written by Jamyang Kyi have appeared recently on social media in which the writer, singer and former journalist strongly criticised the manner in which her books and her husband’s book were forcibly taken away by unknown officials from bookstores in Lhasa city and Siling (Ch: Xining) …

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Tibetan monk released after 5 years of imprisonment

A Tibetan monk who is also a songwriter was released from prison last month after completing a five-year prison term and returned to his hometown in Tridu (Ch: Chenduo) County in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Lobsang Jinpa, 35, was sentenced on 23 February 2013 along with the famous Tibetan singer Lolo who received a six-year prison term at a closed-door trial in Siling (Ch: Xining) city. Lobsang Jinpa, a monk from at Nyatso Zilkar Monastery, was partly targeted for writing the lyrics of a song sung by Lolo called ‘Dear Panchen Lama’ about the …

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TCHRD Campaign for Tibetan Political Prisoners : An Introduction

“On 14 March 2010, some of the students at our school staged a protest carrying hand drawn Tibetan national flags made of cloth. They tried to take down the Chinese national flag hoisted in our school campus. Even the Tibetan teachers at the school took part in the protest. There were four Chinese police officials in civilian clothing. They took me to the Machu County detention center. There was no arrest warrant. And it is very common for Tibetans to get arrested without a warrant.    I was first taken to the Machu County Detention Centre where I was detained …

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