Write to Yeshe Choedron

YESHE CHOEDRON ཡེ་ཤེས་ཆོས་སྒྲོན་

Retired Tibetan medical doctor was detained in March 2008 and sentenced to 15 years for “espionage”.

On 7 November 2008, Yeshe Choedron, a retired medical doctor, was sentenced  to 15 year’ imprisonment for allegedly providing “intelligence and information” linked to the 2008 protests in Lhasa. The Lhasa Evening News, a government run newspaper, reported that the court convicted Yeshe Choedron of “espionage” and claimed that the Tibetan Government in Exile had “assigned” her a task and provided her with “financial aid.”

Yeshe Choedron is being held in the notorious Drapchi Prison and has not been able to see her children since her sentencing. She is believed to be in very poor health.


Yeshe Choedron ཡེ་ཤེས་ཆོས་སྒྲོན
Drapchi Prison,
Zaki village,
Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, 850000
People’s Republic of China

In Chinese:
拉萨第一监狱, 扎基村, 拉萨市


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