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One of Tibet’s longest-serving political prisoners released after 17 years

One of Tibet’s longest-serving political prisoners, Jigme Gyatso, has been released from prison after 17 years. Images received from Tibet show Tibetans waiting to receive him with khatags (white blessing scarves) to indicate respect and welcome him back to his home area in the Tibetan area of Amdo following his release on March 31. He […]

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Chinese lawyers blocked from acting for Labrang Jigme; fears for scholar monk’s health

Two Chinese lawyers have been prevented from representing a respected Tibetan scholar monk known as Labrang Jigme, who was imprisoned for the fourth time on August 20 last year. Friends of Jigme Guri (also known as Jigme Gyatso) are concerned about his health in custody as he is believed to be ill and not receiving […]

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

In conjunction with the June 26 commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the International Campaign for Tibet calls on the government of the People’s Republic of China to abide by its obligations as a party to the 1987 United Nations Convention against Torture, including to immediately cease the ill treatment […]

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Fears for the life of Tibetan political prisoner tortured after speaking to UN Rapporteur

A Tibetan political prisoner who was tortured after speaking to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture during an official prison visit in 2005 is believed to be seriously ill in Chusur prison in Tibet. The International Campaign for Tibet is appealing to the new UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, to call for his […]

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Labrang monk official who spoke out seized from monastery as detentions continue across Tibet

There are fears for the safety of a senior monk, Jigme Guri (or Gyatso), whose account of a period in detention following the March protests in his monastery, Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) was videoed and uploaded on Youtube. Jigme Guri (also known under the honorifics ‘Akhu’ Jigme and Lama Jigme), deputy director of his monastery’s ‘Democratic […]

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Fears for welfare of Tibetan prisoner following meeting with UN Rapporteur

There are fears for the safety of Tibetan political prisoner and former monk Jigme Gyatso following reports that he has been maltreated and held in isolation since his meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Dr Manfred Nowak, in November 2005. Jigme Gyatso, who is serving 18 years in prison for ‘counter-revolution’ and […]

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