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Monk who exposed Chinese brutality released

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the news of the release of Jigme a.k.a Jigme Guri of Labrang Monastery on 3 May 2009. Jigme, a 42-year-old monk was born to a farming family in Lhutang Village, Juicha Township, Sangchu County (Ch: Sangchu Xian) Kanlho “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (‘TAP’) Gansu Province. At the age of 13, he was ordained monk in Labrang Monastery. While in the monastery he mastered Thangka Painting (religious scroll painting), art of making butter sculpture and playing various monastic musical instruments. He once heads the Labrang Monastery’s vocational training centre and was even …

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TCHRD calls for release of Jigme Gyatso on medical grounds

Jigme Gyatso, a 48-year-old Tibetan political prisoner from Amdo Kersul, who is serving 17 years’ prison sentence is learnt to be seriously ill following years of torture and ill-treatment in the prison since 1996, according to information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) from reliable sources. The Centre expresses its deepest concern at the continued imprisonment of seriously ill Jigme Gyatso and urges the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to order his immediate release on compassionate health grounds. Jigme Gyatso is currently serving his sentence in Chushul Prison (Ch: Quhui), on the …

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Chinese authorities re-arrest Jigme Gyatso

The Chinese authorities re-arrested Jigme Gyatso, who was previously arrested on 23 March 2008 and then later released on 15 October 2008 for providing assistance to the making of the film LEAVING FEAR BEHIND ( Tib: Jigdrel). TCHRD learnt from various sources that Jigme Gyatso a.k.a Golog Jigme, age 40, a monk of Amdo Labrang Monastery, was re-arrested by Sangchu County Public Security Bureau (PSB) personnel some where around 10 March 2009 from his residence in Sangchu County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” (“TAP”), Gansu Province. Sources told TCHRD that around 4 am in the morning, around 10 March …

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