Translated by Tenzin Dickyi for RFA Tibetan. Written in English by Richard Finney.
Prison authorities in northwestern China’s Qinghai province this week released two Tibetan men jailed three years ago for land-rights activism, with the move following the release earlier this year of four others jailed on the same charge, Tibetan sources said.
Tashi Tsering and Drukbum Tsering, both residents of Horgyal village in Qinghai’s Rebgong (Chinese, Tongren) county, were freed on July 1, a month after completing their sentence, a Tibetan living in exile told RFA, citing sources in Rebgong.
“The Chinese authorities took them straight to their homes following their release, and local Tibetans were forbidden from making any displays welcoming them on their return,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons.
“No details are available yet regarding the condition of their health, and even though they have been released from prison, the authorities are continuing to monitor their movements, making their lives difficult by keeping them under surveillance,” the source added.
The two men had been confined in a large prison built a few years ago in Rebgong, and family and friends had been barred from visiting them while they were held in custody, he said.
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