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Ngawang Sangdrol: A former prisoner

Ngawang Sangdrol

Ngawang Sangdrol, of Garu Nunnery was detained in 1992  and imprisoned for participating in a non–violent demonstration against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Her prison term went from 3–years to a combined sentence of 23 years, for a several “crimes” within prison. Finally, she was released in 2002 for “good behaviour”.

Inside the infamous Drapchi prison in …

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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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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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The Story of Ven. Phuntsok Nyidron

Update 15/3/2006: Phuntsok Nyidron arrives safely in the USA

Ven. Phuntsok Nyidron was born in 1968 in Gachoe district in Phenpo, Third Village, West of Tibet’s Capital Lhasa. She attended a village school but she did not continue her studies due to inadequate education facilities in her village.

In 1986 she …

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Phuntsok Nyidron: Longest-Serving Female Political Prisoner of Conscience in Tibet

Update 15/3/2006: Phuntsok Nyidron arrives safely in the USA

Phuntsok Nyidron, a 35-year-old nun from Michungri nunnery, was born in 1968 in Phenpo. She was arrested on October 14, 1989 for participating in a peaceful demonstration at Norbulingka, Lhasa and sentence to 9 years. She was kicked and beaten during the …

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