Writers at Risk Database

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In 2005, Dolma Kyab was arrested while teaching in connection with his unpublished manuscript The Restless Himalayas.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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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

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