Gendun Lhundrub Lhamko

Gendun Lhundrub is a Tibetan poet, writer, scholar, and former monk who was arrested in December 2020 by the Chinese authorities. He is being held at an unknown location… More

Khado Tsetan

Tibetan lyricist Khado Tsetan was arrested in 2019 due to a song he wrote that praised the Dalai Lama. In July 2020 the Chinese government sentenced him to seven… More

Lhundrub Drakpa

Lhundrub Drakpa was detained in May 2019 shortly after the release of his song “Black Hat.” He had been arbitrarily detained for over a year, during which he was… More

Druklo Shokjang

Shokjang was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to three years in prison for inciting separatism, evidenced by his blog posts about police violence and possession of pro-Tibet books, according… More

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Kunchok Tsephel Gopey Tsang

Founder of Tibetan literary website Chomei, Kunchok was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for disclosing state secrets. In prison, visits from his family are… More

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Jo Lobsang Jamyang Lomig

Jamyang, who has written on free speech, was arrested in 2015 and is serving a prison sentence for “leaking state secrets.” He was reportedly denied access to a lawyer… More

Trinley Tsekar

Tsekar, who had written many songs on Tibetan themes, was arrested in 2013 after attending a protest against mining in a sacred site. He was accused of violent assault,… More

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Dolma Kyab Lobsang Kelsang Gyatso

In 2005, Dolma Kyab was arrested while teaching in connection with his unpublished manuscript The Restless Himalayas. He was tried secretly and sentenced to ten years in prison for… More

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Ven. Ngawang Phulchung

A Tibetan monk, Ngawang led the Drepung printing group, secret producer of pro-independence literature in the late '80s. Upon discovery of the group, Ngawang was sentenced to 19 years… More

Gartse Jigme

Jigme was arrested after publication of his book ‘Tsenpoi Nyingtop’ (Tsenpo’s Valor) because it allegedly contained political views. He served five years in prison for "inciting ethnic separatism" and… More

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