Khenpo Kartse, a highly respected Tibetan Buddhist Abbot and human rights defender, has been under detention on trumped up charges in Chamdo for over six months. He is seriously unwell with problems with his liver and lungs, and recent reports state that he has been coughing up blood but has been denied access to his doctor.
Finally released after six years in prison.
There are hundreds of Tibetan political prisoners held by Chinese authorities for opposing, or criticizing China’s rule of Tibet.
Free Tibetan Heroes is a global campaign highlighting Tibetans who – like so many Tibetans – have risked their own freedom to advocate for the rights of their people and to resist Chinese policies in Tibet. They are true heroes and their actions represent the wishes and aspirations of countless Tibetans living under Chinese rule.
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Tibetan political prisoners are Tibetans held by Chinese authorities because they have highlighted, opposed, or criticized China’s rule of Tibet.