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Release of Intellectuals

October 25, 2010

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
October 18, 2010

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
(TCHRD) received the news that, Kalsang Tsultrim,
pen name Gyitsang Takmig from Kanlho “Tibetan
Autonomous Prefecture” (‘TAP’), Gansu Province,
who has been arrested on 27 July 2010 on the
ground of committing Political Error, has been released on 15 October 2010.

He composed and distributed VCDs on the history
of Tibet and the lack of freedom in Tibet. The
VCDs has been widely distributed in many Tibetan
areas in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan Province.

In September around 40 friends and family members
went to ask about his whereabouts to the local
officials, to which they were told to go back and
that they would ask the leaders and inform them.
He has been taken to different prisons since his
arrest and was released from Kanlho Prefecture prison.

On 15 October 2010, Kalsang Tsultrim was released
on the condition that he would not participate in any politics related work.

On 14 October 2010, writer Shogdung has also been released on bail.

Related information:

- A video appeal from a Tibetan inside Tibet to
the international community, TCHRD Press Release on 28 August 2009
   http://www.tchrd.org/press/2009/pr20090828.html

- Kalsang’s video testimony is available here
   http://www.tibetonline.tv/videos/71/appeal-about-the-plight-of-tibetans
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