Tibetan Women's Association

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Way to go! Phuntsok Nyidron

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, …

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TWA 2006 Women Uprising Day Statement

March 12, 2006: Today, as we commemorate the 47th anniversary of theTibetan Women’s Uprising day, I would like to call upon my fellow sisters the world over to pay our deep homage to those brave women who lost their lives on this day in 1959 for the cause of Tibet. Let us also honor their …

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The Drapchi 14 speak out

Two former Tibetan nuns and political prisoners, Gyaltsen Drolkar and Namdrol Llamo, completed a series of talks held across the UK about their prison ordeal for Tibet’s freedom and independence.

The duo were members of the ‘Drapchi 14’, singing nuns who were arrested and punished further in 1993 for expressing their support for Tibetan independence …

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Release Bangri Chogtrul Rinpoche

Bangri Chogtrul Rinpoche

Bangri Chogtrul Rinpoche is a senior Tibetan Buddhist teacher and a respected social worker. He has been serving a life sentence imposed on him in 1999 on the charge of ‘attempting to split the country’. Before his arrest, he had worked to give unfortunate young children a chance to compete in society by setting up …

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Release Ngawang Phulchung

Ngawang Phulchung

Ngawang Phulchung (b. 1965), a monk belonging to Drepung Monastery, was detained in 1989 and continues to serve a 19-year sentence at Drapchi prison for organizing a “counter-revolutionary clique”.

This so-called ‘clique’ has been dubbed the “Group of Ten” and includes 10 Drepung monks who joined forces after being released from an initial detention following …

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