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For Freedom and Equality

This bilingual book titled For Freedom and Equality is a collection of articles and poems written by imprisoned Tibetan writer Shokjang. In many of his writings, Shokjang had criticized, with reason and clarity, the repressive policies implemented by the Chinese government in Tibet. In an exceedingly oppressive environment where basic rights and fundamental freedoms are almost non-existent, Shokjang used the power of pen to express the aspirations of the Tibetan people and to depict the real situation in Tibet. Drukar Gyal AKA Druklo (Pseudonym: Shokjang) is a 30 year-old writer and public intellectual from Labrang, Amdo, Tibet. He is a …

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Revoke discriminatory, unjust verdict against Tibetan writer Shokjang

  The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on the Chinese authorities to revoke the verdict to sentence Tibetan writer Drukar Gyal, also known as ‘Druklo’ (pen name: Shokjang) on baseless charge of “inciting separatism”. Shokjang’s sentencing is discriminatory, unjust and politically motivated with no basis in Chinese law. On 17 February 2016, the Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Shokjang to three years imprisonment and two years deprivation of political rights for “inciting separatism”. As reported by TCHRD, Shokjang had rejected the court verdict, calling it groundless, and decided to appeal against the verdict. A …

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Tibetan writer sentenced to three years maintains his innocence

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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