12/07/2020

jigme guri

Recently released Tibetan political prisoner hospitalized with multiple diseases, deprived of basic rights and under police surveillance

Prominent Tibetan monk Jigme Gyatso aka Jigme Guri who was released from prison after five years last October has been diagnosed with multiple diseases and is now admitted to a hospital in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County of Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of […]

High-profile Tibetan political prisoner hospitalized six months before release

Chinese prison authorities have admitted Jigme Gyatso, a high-profile Tibetan political prisoner, into a prison hospital in Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu Province, as he becomes eligible for release in six months. Jigme Gyatso, popularly known as Jigme Guri, was a monk at Labrang Monastery in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County, […]

TCHRD and PEN Tibetan honor imprisoned Tibetan writers: Event graced by Kirti Rinpoche and Chang Ping

On 15 November 2014, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN centre (Tibetan PEN) organized an event to highlight the fate of Tibetan writers imprisoned by Chinese authorities on PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer. 15 November 2014 is the 33rd anniversary […]

TCHRD urges UN rights commissioner to defend imprisoned Tibetan activist

In his first speech as the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein declared “courage is the first human virtue… The courageous individual is he or she who has nothing to wield but common sense, reason and the law, and is prepared to forfeit future, family, […]

TCHRD remembers torture victims, calls on China to eradicate torture

On 3 April 2013, after 17 years Jigme Gyatso was released from prison. He entered prison a strong and healthy 35 year-old and left with weak eyesight, heart complications and kidney damage that kept him from walking upright.  Eight years before his release Jigme Gyatso met the UN Special Rapporteur […]

Updated: Monk Jigme Guri arrested fo third time

Latest information from reliable source reveals more details of monk Jigme Guri’s arrest. On 19 August, Jigme was invited to Tsoe city for a festival where other popular Tibetans, like singer Sherten, were also invited. When he did not turn up for the event, his two students went in search […]

Monk Jigme Guri arrested for third time

On 20 August 2011, monk Jigme ‘Guri’ was arrested once again by the PSB from a hotel called ‘Z-hong Yan’ in Tsoe city (Ch: Hezou), Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Sources say that before his arrest police and security personnel “raided” his room, thoroughly checking his belongings […]

Monk who exposed Chinese brutality released

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the news of the release of Jigme a.k.a Jigme Guri of Labrang Monastery on 3 May 2009. Jigme, a 42-year-old monk was born to a farming family in Lhutang Village, Juicha Township, Sangchu County (Ch: Sangchu Xian) Kanlho “Tibetan Autonomous […]

China re-arrests monk who exposed Chinese crackdown to foreign media

Jigme, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, who provided a rare first-hand account of China’s crackdown on Tibetan protesters to foreign media has been arbitrarily arrested by Sangchu County People’s Armed Police(PAP) and Public Security Bureau (PSB) this afternoon from one of the Tibetan homes in Labrang for unknown reason according to […]