05/12/2019

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Famed Tibetan dunglen artist Kelsang Yarphel released from prison after four ...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the release of popular Tibetan singer and composer Mr Kelsang Yarphel from prison after the completion of his four-year term. Mr Yarphel, 41, was released yesterday from Mianyang Prison near Chengdu city, capital of Sichuan Province. Despite heavy restrictions, TCHRD […]

Tibetan singer jailed for songs praising Dalai Lama released after more than ...

A popular Tibetan singer named Amchok Phuljung was released late yesterday evening after serving more than four years in prison for singing songs in praise of the exiled Tibetan leaders including the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Marthang (Ch: Hongyuan) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan […]

Tibetan singer held under tight security amid fears for failing health

A Tibetan singer serving a six-year prison sentence for singing songs with politically-charged lyrics has been found recently in poor health as he continues to be kept under tight security in a prison located in the outskirts of Siling (Ch: Xining) city, capital of Qinghai Province. Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and […]

Two Tibetan artists receive harsh sentences, severe fines for creation of Tibetan music

Two prominent members of the Tibetan folk music industry have been given harsh prison sentences and heavy fines for their involvement in the making of Tibetan folk music in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, according to sources in Tibet. On 27 November, well-known […]

Diru Crackdown: Three Tibetans sent to prison for up to 13 years, singer gets 9 years in prison

Chinese authorities have sentenced three Tibetan men to prison on charges of allegedly “attempting to split the Chinese nation” in the troubled Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. According to information received by TCHRD, among the sentenced was Tibetan singer Trinley Tsekar, 22, who […]

Tibetan singer secretly sentenced to five years in prison amid major crackdown in Rebkong

A Tibetan singer has been secretly sentenced to five years in prison following his arbitrary detention in November 2012 in Dowa Township in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Shawo Tashi, 40, was charged with “distributing photographs of self-immolation protesters; writing last notes […]

China detains Tibetan singer for ‘politically subversive’ song

A well-known Tibetan singer was detained last month in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, on suspected charges of singing a “politically-subversive” song at a music concert. According to information received by TCHRD, Kelsang Yarphel, about 37, was detained at around 14 July 2013 in Lhasa and taken to a detention centre […]

Tibetan singer sentenced to 2 yrs’ imprisonment

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 […]