Joint Press Conference by 6 Tibetan NGO calling for immediate release of Lhundup Drakpa and Tharpa and justice for Lhamo who was murdered in Chinese prison.

Joint Press Conference by 6 Tibetan NGO calling for immediate release of Lhundup Drakpa and Tharpa and justice for Lhamo who was murdered in Chinese prison.
Chinese authorities have sentenced a Tibetan singer, Lhundrub Drakpa, to six years in prison for performing a song that criticised repressive government policies in Driru County, Nagchu City, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of kham. Drakpa was detained in May 2019, less than two months after the song, ‘Black Hat’, was released in March. He was sentenced in June this year after more than a year of pretrial detention without any access to legal representation and fair trial rights.
The deteriorating situation in Driru is also evidenced by the custodial death of Lhamo in the August 2020, a Tibetan herder, a mother of three, and the ongoing detention of her cousin, Tenzin Tharpa.