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Former Tibetan village leader jailed for ‘inciting secession’ released after four years

A former Tibetan village leader was released early this month after serving four years in prison. Akhu Gyatak (Ch: Gyadehor), in his mid-60s, returned to his home, accompanied by local security officers in Dowa (Ch: Duowa) Township in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province.

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Tibetan writer sentenced to three years maintains his innocence

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The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received conflicting information on the recent sentencing of Tibetan writer, intellectual and blogger Druklo (pen-name: Shokjang) in Thunding (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Exile Tibetan sources claim that Shokjang, 30, has been sentenced to three years in prison by a court in Thunding County, while other sources contacted by TCHRD maintain that the court has merely issued a verbal order that Shokjang be sentenced to three years, and that the actual sentencing order has not been issued yet. Exile Tibetan sources last week …

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Tibetan singer secretly sentenced to five years in prison amid major crackdown in Rebkong

A Tibetan singer has been secretly sentenced to five years in prison following his arbitrary detention in November 2012 in Dowa Township in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Shawo Tashi, 40, was charged with “distributing photographs of self-immolation protesters; writing last notes left by self-immolation protesters on these photographs; participating in protest against Chinese government and singing patriotic Tibetan songs”, according to information received by TCHRD. Sources with contacts in Rebkong cannot immediately confirm the exact date of sentencing, however, they believe he is now being imprisoned at a prison in Siling …

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