- Date of Detention
- Sep 6, 2018
- Description of event
Tenzin Gelek, a monk from the local Kirti Monastery, was arrested on 6 September by local security forces after he carried out a lone protest calling for “Freedom in Tibet”. His current whereabouts and condition remain unknown.
- Responsible for arrest and detention
- Local Security Force
Prior to the protest, he had posted two blogposts on his WeChat account that were critical of Chinese rule in Tibet. Both posts titled, ‘Do You Think I Could Endure to Live?’ and ‘To the Communist Party of China’, condemn the insidious erosion of Tibetan identity under Chinese rule and denounces the unequal relationship between China and Tibet. He has authored many other blogposts using the pseudonym ‘Sarin’.
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- Created on
- Sep 26, 2018
- Biographic Details Record Number
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