Gangkye Drubpa Kyab Gang Metak

Poet, teacher, and author of several books on the 2008 Tibetan unrest, Gangkye Drubpa Kyab was arrested on March 23, 2021 in Kardze for undisclosed reasons; his current whereabouts… 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

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

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

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

Writers at Risk Database

Kunchok Tsephel Gopey Tsang

Founder of Tibetan literary website Chomei, Kunchok Tsephel was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for disclosing state secrets; though, the precise reasons for the… More

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 November 2013 after attending a protest against mining in a sacred site. He was accused of violent… More

Writers at Risk Database

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In 2005, Dolma Kyab was arrested while teaching in connection with his unpublished manuscript The Restless Himalayas.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