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Tibetan man imprisoned in connection with sister’s self-immolation released after three years

Chinese authorities have released a Tibetan man after he completed a three-year sentence for allegedly having links with the self-immolation protest of his sister in Dzamthang (Ch: Rangtang) County, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Exile Tibetan sources have reported that the man named Choezin, whose age is not known, was released on 27 September from Mianyang Prison near the provincial capital of Chengdu. His family members, who had arrived at the prison facility to receive him, were not allowed to take him home. Instead the police officers accompanied him home. …

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China detains recently-released Tibetan writer and his friend for ‘brainwashing class’

Tibetan writer and teacher Gangkye Drupa Kyab was detained again on 17 September, a day after his release from prison. He had served more than four years and a half for merely exercising his right to freedom of expression and thought. His friend, Samdup, who had been released on 19 August after serving more than four years, was also detained on 18 September.

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‘No, We Have Not Forgotten You’: Canadian writer dedicates book to Gangkye Drupa Kyab

In  a moving letter addressed to Tibetan writer Gangkye Drupa Kyab, Sylvain Meunier, a Montreal-based Quebecois writer expressed her indignation at Kyab’s unjust imprisonment. As a gesture of solidarity, Meunier also dedicated one of her books, ‘The Night of the Psychedelic Nurses’ to Gangkye Drupa Kyab, who was released earlier this month after serving more than four years and a half in prison.

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