Tibetan writer and blogger sentenced to 3 years for his critical and thought-provoking articles about the current situation in Tibet.
Prominent Tibetan writer and blogger Druklo, also known by his pen-name Shokjang, was detained by Chinese authorities on 16 March 2015 by national security police officers from a hotel in Rebkong, Amdo, eastern Tibet (Chinese: Tongren County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province). On 17 February 2016, Shokjang was sentenced to 3 years; no details of the charge against him have been released by the Chinese authorities.
He wrote about the current situation in Tibet, including the resettlement of Tibetan nomads. In the days leading up to his arrest, Shokjang wrote a blog post about an intense build up of Chinese security forces in the Rebkong area. He is a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender.
Druklo (Shokjang) | འབྲུག་ལོ། ཞོགས་ལྗང།
Tongren Detention Centre,
Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,
Qinghai Province 811300
People’s Republic of China
Chinese: 811300 中华人民共和国青海省黄南藏族自治州同仁县，同仁县看守所
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