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20th Anniversary of Panchen Lama’s State Sponsored Disappearance by PRC Government


Kunleng discusses the disappearance of 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who was formally recognized by Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama, Choekyi Gyaltsen.

Within days of the formal announcement, the recognized lama, then aged six was abducted by the Chinese authorities, making him one of the world's youngest political prisoner.

There has been no information on his whereabouts or wellbeing for twenty years. The Chinese government has appointed another boy as their 11th Panchen Lama and has not allowed outside observors or rights group to investigate the situation.

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