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China: Allow independent international bodies to verify fate of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet

On the 23rdanniversary of the enforced disappearance of Tibetan spiritual leader Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) joins a chorus of voices from the international community demanding China to allow independent bodies to verify, without surveillance and government minders, the fate of the 11thPanchen Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was six years old when he and his parents became victims of enforced disappearance at the hands of Chinese authorities on 17 May 1995, three days after His Holiness the Dalai Lama had recognized him as the reincarnation of the previous 10thPanchen Lama. In blatant disregard …

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Disappeared monk and thangka artist found secretly detained

Ngawang Gyaltsen, 41, a monk and accomplished thangka artist has been found secretly detained at a detention centre in Nagchu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Local Chinese police detained Ngawang Gyaltsen on 24 February this year without the knowledge of his family members who thought he had disappeared. Sustained efforts by local Tibetans in the area led to the revelation that the monk has been in police custody since his detention in Nagchu area. No one knows the exact reason behind the monk’s detention.

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Tashi Dhondup’s younger brother disappeared in Tibet

According to a reliable information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), Jinpa Gyatso, a younger brother of a Chinese government civil servant Tashi Dhondup disappeared few days before the latter’s arrest on 12 March 2009. Jinpa Gyatso, age 25, also hailed from Sum-dho Township, Mangra County (Ch: Gui nan Xian), Tsolho “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” “TAP”, (Ch: Hainan) Qinghai Province. He was a student at a higher college in Xining city, the provincial capital city of Qinghai Province. Tashi Dhondup’s wife Rinchen Tso and her five and three years old daughters were helpless at the face …

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