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Tibetan writer sentenced to 7.5 years after more than a year of secret detention

Lobsang Jamyang aka Lomik in detention

  Chinese authorities have sentenced yet another Tibetan writer to prison for seven years and six months after holding him incommunicado for more than a year. Lobsang Jamyang (Pen-name: Lomik), a prolific and courageous writer who is also a monk from the local Kirti Monastery was sentenced on charges of “leaking state secrets” and “engaging in separatist activities” at a closed-door trial held at Lunggu (Ch: Wenchuan) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. His family members were not informed about the trial and were not provided any details on the exact date of his sentencing.

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Peaceful Tibetan solo protester released after serving two years in juvenile prison

Lobsang Tenpa wearing khatas (Tibetan ceremonial scarves) in a photo taken outside the prison facility where he spent two years.

  Yesterday, on 5 May 2016, Lobsang Tenpa, a solo Tibetan protester was released from a juvenile prison facility located in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. He served two years prison term for staging a peaceful solo protest against the repressive Chinese policies in Tibet. Lobsang Tenpa was 18 when he was detained on 26 April 2014 in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Before his detention, he had walked down the main road in Ngaba County town holding above his head a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual …

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