Further information on UA 164/93 (ASA 17/20/93, 19 May and follow-ups ASA 17/21/93, 25 May, ASA 17/24/93, 17 June, ASA 17/35/93, 13 August and ASA 17/43/93, 10 December) – People’s Republic of China (Tibet Autonomous Region): mass arrest / fear of ill-tre

Index Number: ASA 17/004/1994

Gendun Rinchen and Lobsang Yonten, two Tibetan human rights monitors arrested in May 1993 and charged with “stealing state secrets” and engaging in “separatist activities”, have been unexpectedly released, according to official sources in Lhasa. They were apparently not ill-treated and are reportedly in reasonable health. Damchoe Pemo was released in 1993; there is no further information about Lobsang Gyaltsen and Tashi Topgyal.

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