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Lhundrub Drakpa in an undated photo

Chinese authorities must release from detention a popular Tibetan singer unjustly sentenced for peacefully expressing dissent against Chinese rule, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) said today. Lhundrub Drakpa, 36, was sentenced to six years in prison for performing a song that criticised repressive government policies in Driru (Ch: Biru) County, Nagchu City/Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of Kham.

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Clockwise from top left: Khenrab, Tsultrim Gonpo, Rinchen Namdol, Jangchup Ngodup, Dhongye, unidentified women, Sogru Abhu and Namsey.

Chinese authorities have detained scores of Tibetans and disappeared a village leader after they had opposed plans to mine Sebtra Zagyen, a sacred mountain with 800 year-old history that overlooks several villages located in Shakchu (Ch: Shaqu) Town in Diru (Ch: Biru) County, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).

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