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Tibetan monk jailed for peaceful protest released after three years

A Tibetan monk was released last Wednesday after the completion of his three years prison term. Lobsang Gyatso, 23, a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County was sentenced to three years by the Intermediate People’s Court in Barkham (Ch: Ma’erkang) in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Gyatso was detained after he staged a peaceful protest on 2 April 2014, carrying a handmade Tibetan flag and walking on the main road in Ngaba County town shouting slogans calling for “Return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet” and “ Freedom in Tibet”. Gyatso managed to escape …

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China silent on enforced disappearance of Tibet’s Panchen Lama as TCHRD observes 22 years of Panchen Lama’s captivity with a new report on Tibet’s prisoners of conscience

Today is the 28th birthday of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who went missing 22 years ago along with his parents after they were detained by Chinese officials in Tibet. The Panchen Lama’s case has become one of the world’s longest enforced disappearances, the answer to which is considered a top state secret by the Chinese government. The last information on Panchen Lama’s condition became available on 6 September 2015 when Norbu Dhondup, an official from the United Front Work Department of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) responded to questions from the media that Panchen Lama was was living …

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Special Report on Prisoners of Conscience in Tibet

On 25 April 2017, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released a special report titled “Prisoners of Conscience in Tibet” on the 28th birthday of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. Who went missing 22 years ago along with his parents after they were detained by Chinese officials in Tibet. The Panchen Lama’s case has become one of the world’s longest enforced disappearances, the answer to which is considered a top state secret by the Chinese government. Considering the rising number of prisoners of conscience in Tibet, TCHRD has compiled a special report that can be …

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