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SFT Stages Street Theatre to Educate Mass on Rungye Adak

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Tibetans and Foreigners including tourists in the area gathered at the Mcleod Ganj Main Square, Dharamsala, north India to remember Rungye Adak and call upon his immediate release, on August 1, 2014.

Student for a Free Tibet's India Chapter staged a street theater showcasing exactly what Rungye Adak did on August 1, 2007 during the annual Lithang horse race festival, which led to his arrest, and subsequently imprisonment.

"We wanted to recreate Rungye Adak's protest and educate mass that he was sentenced for eight years just for citing his faith in the Dalai Lama and speaking about freedom of expression," said Tenzin Tselha, SFT India Director. She further added that since Adak's health has been deteriorating, they are urging for his release at the earliest.

SFT has launched a signature campaign to send to Mr. Wang Dongming, the Sichuan Party Secretary.

Atuk Tsetan spoke about Rungye Adak's family and people who were arrested along with him.

Tourists in Dharamsala witnessing the street theater shared their views about the campaign with Tenzin Sangmo, VOA's Tibetan Service.