Tibetan writer given 10-year prison term in secret trial

Radio Free Asia-Reported by Lhuboom

Go Sherab Gyatso had written books and articles describing restrictions on Tibetans living under Chinese rule.

A Chinese court in Tibet has given a 10-year prison term to a Tibetan writer and educator known for expressing loyalty to exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, with the sentence handed down in a secret trial, RFA has learned.

Go Sherab Gyatso, a 46-year-old monk at Kirti monastery in Sichuan’s Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, was taken into custody on unknown charges by State Security agents on Oct. 26, 2020 in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu.

Gyatso will be moved soon to a prison near Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa, sources close to Gyatso said. No details are available regarding the charges on which he was convicted. Click here to read more.