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Tibetan political prisoner rendered crippled after 8 years imprisonment

A Tibetan man was released last Sunday in critical condition after he spent eight years in prison for participating in a peaceful protest in 2008 in Kardze County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Ngodup Phuntsok aka Ngoe-ga, 61, was released and reached his home on the night of 20 March 2016 with crippled back and legs. Unable to walk, he was brought home two days after his actual release date of 18 March. Chinese authorities gave no explanation for extending Ngodup’s release date.

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Illegal detention of Tibetan language activist underscores near-absolute Chinese state repression

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the ongoing illegal detention of Tashi Wangchuk, 30, a Tibetan businessman who has been a vocal advocate for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language education in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. According to a 10 March 2016 report by the New York Times , Tashi Wangchuk had been detained for 44 days since 27 January. Tashi’s family and relatives had contacted the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) office a number of times asking to see him but were denied permission. …

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