-by Radio Free Asia, 7 August 2023
Lobsang Lhundup published books about the 2008 region-wide protests against Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas.
A Tibetan writer who wrote a book that criticized Chinese rule in Tibet has been released from prison after serving a four-year sentence for “creating disorder among the public,” a Tibetan source told Radio Free Asia.
Lobsang Lhundup, who goes by the pen name Dhi Lhaden, was released in the beginning of August and has safely returned home, according to the source.
“There are no other details and information on his health condition. He is constantly under scrutiny though,” the source said.
Lhundup was taken into custody in June 2019 while working at a private cultural education center in Chengdu, the capital of western China’s Sichuan province, a source living in Tibet told RFA in 2021.
“It appears that someone told the owner of the cultural center about the teaching materials he was using, and so he was arrested,” RFA’s source said at the time, speaking on condition of anonymity for reasons of personal safety.
Spain-based Tibet-China researcher Sangay Kyap told RFA that Chinese authorities violated basic human rights and freedom of speech when they sentenced Lhundup to prison. Click here to read more.