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China Arrests Tibetan Writer from Ngaba


China Arrests Tibetan Writer from Ngaba (photo:tibettimes.com)

The Chinese security police in Ngaba, located in today’s Sichuan Province of the PRC, arrested a young Tibetan writer named Lomig around 11.30 pm local time on April 17, 2015.

Lomig, 27 is the pen name of Jo Jamyang, a prolific young writer from Meruma, a township within the Ngaba and Qiang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture whose sudden arrest occured without any reasons given or charges filed against him.

Monk at the Kirti Monastery, Lomig has organized various discussions with other Tibetan writers and bloggers including Shokjang, who was detained last month along with his brother in law, both from the Labrang district in Amdo.

According to Meo Kungam, a VOA Tibetan source from Australia, while the exact reason for his arrest is currently unknown, they suspect that Lomig's writings and discussions on the 2008 uprising in Tibet, wave of self-immolation protests, environmental degradation, and related topics could have led to his sudden arrest.

Following his recent arrest, over twenty Tibetan writers and bloggers have expressed their solidarity by writing about him.

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