Tsomo and Nyidon were detained after sending voice messages in chat groups, encouraging virtuous actions.
-by Tibet Watch
Two Tibetan women, known for helping the poor and needy in their village were detained on 23 October after sending voice messages in chat groups on the social media application WeChat, encouraging everyone to practise virtuous actions.
Tsomo and Nyidon, are devout Buddhists from a village in Karchen Township (སྐར་ཆེན་ཤང་།), Sershul County ( སེར་ཤུལ་རྫོང་།) in the Tibetan region of Kham. Before their arrests, the pair regularly volunteered to serve the poorest in their community.
Following their arrest, the pair were taken to a detention centre in the same county. Since then, there have been no further details about their condition.
According to a source spoken to by Tibet Watch, “Currently there is heavy restriction on activities related to religion” in Tibet. Click here to read more.