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Tibetan Writer Tashi Rabten (pen name: Th’urang) sentenced to 4 years of prison terms

June 8, 2011

Tashi Rabten, (pen name: The’urang), a student at the Northwest Nationalities University in Lanzhou, was detained on April 6, 2010. He is the editor of a banned literary magazine on the 2008 protests in Tibet and a author of a new collection of work called “Written in Blood”.

According to, he was sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment by Ngaba intermediate court on June 2, 2011. Chinese authorities didn't allow his family members to go inside the court.

Tashi Rabten, who is from Dzoege County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province was detained temporarily in July last year. He was being held at a detention center in Barkham County, Ngaba Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, according to the RFA.

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