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Rinpo Yak, Bicycle Riding Activist


A businessman in Amdo Ngaba, Rinpo Yak came to America in 1998 where he soon started undertaking individual initiatives to raise awareness political prisoners in Tibet. He launched a solidarity cycling campaign on March 10, 2013 from Brussels, Belgium and over the next nine months traveled through 18 countries, finally reaching Dharamsala on December 1st. Along his travel route, Rinpo Yak raised the issue of Tibet with media, politicians, and the general public. He speaks to VOA about his motivation and experience.

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