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Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist Abbot and human rights defender: Sentenced to a two-and-a-half-year prison term in a secret trial.

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Jigme Guri

Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

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Runggye Adak

Known to be in seriously ill-health in prison

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Dhondup Wangchen

Finally released after six years in prison.

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Tibetan Political Prisoners

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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Read about some of the Tibetan people imprisoned by the Chinese authorities and take action to help secure their release.

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Call upon politicians worldwide to put pressure on the Chinese authorities to release political prisoners.

Political Prisoners

Tibetan political prisoners are Tibetans held by Chinese authorities because they have highlighted, opposed, or criticized China’s rule of Tibet.


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