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Palden Gyatso, Tibetan monk who was tortured and jailed for 33 years, passes away

November 30, 2018

The International Campaign for Tibet mourns the loss of Ven. Palden Gyatso, who endured more than 30 years of torture and imprisonment in Chinese prisons and labor camps in Tibet and died today, Nov. 30, in Dharamsala, India, at the age of 85.

The Dalai Lama described Palden’s life as “one of the most extraordinary stories of suffering and endurance,” saying that he was “an inspiration to us all.”

“Individuals like Palden Gyatso,” the Dalai Lama wrote in a foreword to Palden’s book “Fire Under the Snow,” “reveal that the human values of compassion, patience and a sense of responsibility for our own actions that lie at the core of spiritual practice still survive. His story is an inspiration to us all.”

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ICT commends the IOC for meeting with hunger strikers; calls for further IOC action

On the ninth day of their hunger strike in Torino, Italy, the three Tibetan hunger strikers – including the 74 year-old Venerable Geshe Palden Gyatso – were met by a senior IOC official who expressed concern on behalf of the IOC for the condition of the hunger strikers and asked them to call it off. […]

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