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Special report on the 22nd Anniversary of the disappearance of Panchen Gedun Choekyi Nyima

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of arbitrary detention of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima by the Chinese government. One of Tibet’s most important spiritual leaders, the Panchen Lama has not been seen or heard from since then. On 17 May 1995, the six-year old Gedun Choekyi Nyima and his parents were arbitrarily detained by Chinese government officials. For many years, Gedun Choekyi Nyima was the world’s youngest political prisoner, and now the longest serving political prisoner assuming that he is still alive in Chinese custody. The arbitrary detention and subsequent disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is the violation …

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Prominent former political prisoner Tsegon Gyal arbitrarily arrested, at risk of torture in incommunicado detention

Tsegon Gyal, 53, has been arbitrarily detained on unknown charges early this month by the local State Security Bureau officers in Tsojang (Ch: Haibei) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (TAP) in Qinghai Province. His family members including his wife, daughter, and aging parents have not been allowed to meet him.

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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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