Radio Free Asia-By Sangyal Kunchok
Use of the phones is required, with former prisoners forbidden to use phones of their own.
Chinese authorities in Tibet are giving cell phones to former Tibetan prisoners in a move aimed at monitoring their movements and conversations following their release, RFA has learned.
Launched around 2014, the policy has seen state-provided phones issued especially to former political prisoners, who are required to use them and are forbidden to possess or use cell phones of their own, Tibetan sources say.
“Cell phones issued by the government have tracking devices installed in them that note your location and who you are meeting,” said one former political prisoner in Tibet. Continue Reading