Thupten Lodoe

Renowned Tibetan author Thupten is serving a 4-year-sentence for allegedly "inciting separatism." He was first arrested in October 2021 due to his political commentary on platforms like Weibo and… More


Seynam is a teacher who used his knowledge and writings to educate Tibetans on social and environmental issues. He was arrested in Kardze Serthar County in April 2021. He… More

Zangkar Jamyang

Jamyang is a literary writer and online commentator who has been vocal about the importance of teaching the Tibetan language in schools and actively criticized the Chinese government. He… More

Lobsang Lhundup Dhi Laden

A poet and Tibetan intellectual, Lhundup has written works criticizing Chinese rule in Tibet. He was arrested in 2019 and detained incommunicado for 2 years. In October 2021, he… More

Pema Rinchen Poison Thorn

Author and poet Rinchen disappeared in 2020 when he was contemplating writing a second book on Tibetan language and culture. His whereabouts were unknown until he was sentenced to… More

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

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