Walza Norzin Wangmo from the Kyungchu township of Ngaba County, was after seven months of detention, sentenced on 3 November 2008 to five years imprisonment. She was imprisoned due to sharing information about what she had witnessed in Tibet over the phone and Internet. This sentence was later reduced and she is schedule for release in August 2012.
Norzin Wangmo is 30 years old and a mother of one. Her sentence demonstrate the Chinese government’s unease with Tibetans who use techonology to share the truth with the rest of the world about the situation in Tibet.