12/12/2019

Comedian suffers mental breakdown

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Menlha Kyab
Menlha Kyab

Menlha Kyab, a famous Tibetan comedian and writer from Tsolho (Ch: Hamm) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Tsongon (Ch: Qinghai) Province, was recently reported to have suffered a serious mental breakdown as a result of his imprisomnent for six months. Twenty eight Tibetans including Menlha Kyab were believed to have been detained in June or July 1993, just prior to a visit by Chinese President Jaing Zemin to the province. The detainees were thought to have been suspected of distributing pro-independence leaflets during the President’s visit.