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An undated photo of Yeshi Lhakdron, the daughter of a former political prisoner
An undated photo of Yeshi Lhakdron, a niece of a former political prisoner

A 25 yr-old Tibetan nun disappeared after her arbitrary detention by Chinese security forces during the 2008 uprising in Tibet.

Yeshi Lhakdron, a nun from Dragkar Nunnery went missing after her detention along with two other nuns eight years ago in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) County in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in Tibetan province of Kham. The two other nuns are identified as Sangay Lhamo and Tsewang Khando from the same nunnery. Both nuns were sentenced to two years each and were released after completing their prison terms.

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Chinese security forces in Kardze County (Ch: Ganzi), Sichuan Province, has severely beaten and arrested two nuns of Dragkar nunnery for shouting slogans, according to information received by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) from reliable sources. Two nuns, Yangkyi Dolma and Sonam Yangchen, of Dragkar Nunnery in Kardze County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi)”Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture”(“TAP”), Sichuan Province,…

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