TWA welcomes the arrival of Phuntsok Nyidron, at San Francisco, U.S.A. She was arrested and imprisoned for 15 long years in Drapchi prison from October 14, 1989 to February 26th 2004, for merely exercising her freedom of expression. It is a matter of great joy and relief to have her step into a free world, which is the beginning of a new life of complete freedom for her. We also wish her a speedy recovery from her ailments and pray for a healthy life.
The case of Phunbtsok Nyidron stands as a living testimony of bravery and courage. Tibetan Women like her have become an inspiration to the world. We wish her all the very best in all her future endeavors. The freeing of Phuntsok Nyidron puts an end to the close surveillance that she faced for two years at Lhasa since her release.
TWA perceives the whole spate of events as positive following the 5th round of talks and we also seek the release of other political prisoners. We thank all the people who have been instrumental in her release and finally being able to come to the United States.