Gangkye Drubpa Kyab Gang Metak

Gangkye Drubpa Kyab is a a poet, teacher, and essayist who has written on the 2008 Tibetan unrest and was jailed between 2012 and 2016 for his expression. He… More

Go Sherab Gyatso Gosher

Author of the book We Need to Wake Up and several articles on restrictions to Tibetans’ freedom of expression, Gyatso was taken into custody on October 26, 2020 by… More

Gendun Lhundrub Lhamko

Gendun Lhundrub is a former monk who is well-known for his cultural activism and online writings in support of free expression. In December 2020, Chinese authorities detained him, and,… More

Khado Tsetan

Tibetan lyricist Khado Tsetan was detained 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

Writers at Risk Database

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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Gonpo Tenzin

Tenzin was arrested in 2013 on unknown charges and kept in pretrial detention for over a year without access to legal resources before his trial began. He spent three… More

Druklo Shokjang

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