as it is individuals like him who shoulders China’s rights-defence system necessary for the rule of law to prevail in China.
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) expresses grave concerns over the uncertainty surrounding the appeal case of imprisoned Tibetan community activist A-nya Sengdra and his associates, and calls on the Chinese authorities to release them immediately without conditions.
Mr Sengdra, a popular community leader was sentenced to seven years and his associates to varying prison terms on the trumped-up charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” last December in Gade (Ch: Gande) County, Golok (Ch: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.
Hundreds of Tibetans have submitted three known petitions calling for the immediate release of a local anti-corruption activist who has been in Chinese police custody since September last year.
Mr A-nya Sengdra, 47, was beaten up and detained by Gade (Ch: Gande) County Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers on 4 September from a highway intersection in Golok (Ch: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.