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Tibetan Singer Arrested for Politically Charged Album

April 30, 2012

A 29-year-old Tibetan singer from Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) in eastern Tibet was arrested for singing politically sensitive songs that called for Tibet's independence, according to Lobsang Sangyal, a monk in South India.

Tibetan Singer Arrested for Politically Charged Album

Sangyal told VOA Tibetan that Lo Lo was arrested for releasing his new album titled “Raise the Flag of Tibet, Sons of the Snow”, which carried overt themes of reunification with Tibetans in exile and explicit political messages calling for Tibet's independece from China.

Over the years, China has sporadically arrested many Tibetan singers who have sung songs with subdued political messages and metaphorical songs for the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

In Febraury, another Tibetan singer named Urgyen Tenzin was arrested for singing a song in praise of the Dalai Lama and leader of the Tibetan exile community Lobsang Sangay.

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