London — Free Tibet, a human rights group is launching a campaign to call on the Chinese government to release Lhundrub Drakpa, a popular Tibetan singer from Driru County in Nagchu, central Tibet. He was sentenced to six years in prison in 2020, for his song called "Black Hat", which criticises the CCP's repressive policies towards Tibetans. British MPs from across the political spectrum showed their solidarity at the latest meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet.
In May 2019, just two months after the release of his new song 'Black Hat' (Tibetan: Shamo Nagpo), Lhundrub Dakpa, a 36-year-old prominent Tibetan singer from Driru County, Nagchu was arrested in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).
For more than a year, Drakpa was held in arbitrary custody and subjected to torture, including rigorous beatings and severe interrogations. In June 2020, a Chinese court in the TAR sentenced Drakpa to a six-year term on charges of "separatist activities."
His song partly means Tibetan people have to wear black hat (criminal's name) even if they didn't committee any crime, the Chinese authorities forcibly put black hat on them, after put the black hat, they have to suffer tortures and beatings like in hell, if hell is on the earth, he referring Tibet is the hell on the world under the Chinese communist Party led by Xi Jinping.
Chinese authorities detain, arrest, torture, imprison and even killed Tibetans, after they put black hat on them, even though they simply exercising their basic fundamental human rights such as freedom of speech and expression. Tsering Dorjee, a former Tibetan political prisoner from Lithang, said that he has been beaten and tortured so badly to accept crimes, which he had never committed, and some people had been forced to accept the crimes because of the unbearable torture inflicted by the Chinese authorities. This is fate of many Tibetans living in Tibet.
The Chinese authorities detain, arrest, torture, imprison and even kill Tibetans in black hats who are simply exercising fundamental human rights such as freedom of speech and expression. Tsering Dorjee, a former Tibetan political prisoner from Lithang, said that he had been beaten and tortured to accept crimes he had never committed, and that some people had been forced to accept crimes because of the unbearable torture inflicted by the Chinese authorities. This is the fate of many Tibetans living in Tibet.
"Since his unjust arrest, Lhundrub Drakpa has disappeared. He was moved to an undisclosed location, and there are still no details concerning his health or whereabouts. Tibetan political prisoners are put in danger by China’s ruthless prison system. Tibetan political prisoners face isolation, torture and, in some cases, have even died from their treatment," Free Tibet stated. They have also launched an online petition for the Tibetan singer's release.