The Tibetan Political Prisoner Database (TPPD) aims to monitor and document human rights violations committed by the Chinese authorities in Tibet. The database contains verified and updated information on Tibetan political prisoners since 1990. It provides a useful resource not only for human rights campaigners and activists in their advocacy work but also for researchers, policymakers, human rights defenders and media persons etc., interested in learning more about the situation of Tibetan political prisoners.

The database has two sections: in the first, personal details of the political prisoners such as name, sex, age, origin, occupation, etc., are recorded while in the second, all available information pertaining to pre-trial detention and sentencing of the detainee is documented. Other relevant details such as type of sentence, sentence by court type, type of violation, description of event, charges, information on detention centre and prison, any incident of torture and its description (information about the perpetrator), release date, and consequences of detention are also recorded. County level Geomaps of each prisoner have been added to the new database for easier identification. The details of a prisoner's detention history can be found as connection to the prisoner’s detention information.

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More than 5000 prisoners in the last 28 years. Use our filters to explore the data in detail.

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Length of sentence

Distribution of prisoners counting the years they are/were detained in prison.

Distribution of total prisoners in the database by sex