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China detains popular writer and his colleague over unrest in Tibet

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Tibet-Shokdril-2013Dharamshala: - In further crackdown on the dissents in the Himalayan region, a popular Tibetan writer, and his colleague were arrested by Chinese police in Driru County of eastern Tibet for their political activities allegedly engaging in destroy social stability and for splitting the Chinese motherland.

"Chinese police have detained Tsultrim Gyaltsen, a 27-year old Tibetan writer in Khardrong village of Shamchu township, Driru County on October 11, 2013," Nyima, a Tibetan living in exile told The Tibet Post International (TPI), adding "the two were charged with allegedly engaging in activities to destroy social stability and for splitting the Chinese motherland."

Sources stated that "the Chinese security officials suddenly arrived at his home (Approximately 1am-night) and raided his house. The security personnels have secretly detained him and confiscated his personal belongings, including his computer, mobile and books with force."

The detention came amid tensions in several Tibetan areas in Driru County of eastern Tibet on the weeks-long protests against Chinese repressive rule that have led to a deadly security clampdown- killed three Tibetans, wounded over 60 people and many were detained.

"The next day, Tsultrim's colleague Yulgyal, 25-year old, a former police has also been arrested on similar charges- political activities allegedly engaging in "destroy social stability and for splitting the Chinese motherland." He said, "since then their whereabouts and wellbeing remain unknown."

Tibet-Shokdril-books-2013"The two were accused of being involving with the recent unrest in Driru county and accused of spreading rumors and inciting sentiment against the state and public safety," Nyima added.

In 2009, Tsultrim joined the Northwest University for Nationalities. After his four-years' study, Tsultrim along with other students however expelled from the university in Many this year for allegedly organizing discussions on sensitive issues related Tibet.

"After returning to Nagshoe township in Driru County, he founded a school called 'Guest House for the new generations' - offered free lessons in Chinese and Tibetan language," sources added.

"Tsultrim, better known by his pen name "Shokdril" has written two books on Tibet- 'A Voice of Loving Snow' and 'The Karma of Snow Mountains'," said the sources. He also worked as the editor of a Tibetan language magazine- 'The New Generation.'

In Tibet today, Tibetan writers, intellectuals, musicians, artists, environmentalists, and religious figures are being arbitrary arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities for merely posting an article to a blog, writing an essay, editing a magazine, sending information by text message, or singing songs that express the suffering of the Tibetan people.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 October 2013 23:21 )  


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