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Recently released Tibetan political prisoner hospitalized with multiple diseases, deprived of basic rights and under police surveillance

Prominent Tibetan monk Jigme Gyatso aka Jigme Guri who was released from prison after five years last October has been diagnosed with multiple diseases and is now admitted to a hospital in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County of Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Jigme Gyatso was admitted to the Sangchu County People’s hospital on 26 December on the advice of the doctors at the hospital. He will undergo further tests and treatment in the coming days. Earlier on 11 November, several weeks after his release from prison after five years, Jigme Gyatso’s …

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High-profile Tibetan political prisoner hospitalized six months before release

Chinese prison authorities have admitted Jigme Gyatso, a high-profile Tibetan political prisoner, into a prison hospital in Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu Province, as he becomes eligible for release in six months. Jigme Gyatso, popularly known as Jigme Guri, was a monk at Labrang Monastery in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. In September 2014, after years of speculation and concern, news surfaced that the courageous monk, who exposed Chinese torture methods to the world, had been sentenced to five years in prison for “splittist activities.” Jigme Guri was likely admitted to the Da …

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TCHRD and PEN Tibetan honor imprisoned Tibetan writers: Event graced by Kirti Rinpoche and Chang Ping

On 15 November 2014, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN centre (Tibetan PEN) organized an event to highlight the fate of Tibetan writers imprisoned by Chinese authorities on PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer. 15 November 2014 is the 33rd anniversary of the PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer. The 150 PEN Writers Associations throughout the world commemorate the day by organizing events, including seminars, to highlight the fate of imprisoned writers. PEN Writers Associations will officially send letters to the presidents and embassies of these countries, appealing for the …

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