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Around 20 March 2012, a Tibetan singer was sentenced to two years imprisonment for singing songs calling for Tibetan unity and freedom by the Nangchen(Chinese: Nangqian) County court inYulshul (Chinese: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province.

Ugyen Tenzin, 25, was recently detained in February after releasing an album with songs of eulogy to the Dalai Lama, Karmapa and Lobsang Sangay, the Kalon Tripa of exile Tibetan administration. Ugyen was charged with singing political songs.

In 2008, Ugyen Tenzin was detained for a year for protesting against Chinese mining operations in Nangchen County, according to sources. He also encouraged the local Tibetans to protect the environment and stop mining in the area.

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