Prominent Tibetan writer arrested by Chinese police


The Tibet Post reports that a popular writer, Gartse Jigmey, was arrested by Chinese police last week in the Amdo region of Eastern Tibet. Jigmey, 36, had recently finished the second volume of his book Tsengpo’s Power of Heart, which describes “the self-immolations in Tibet, rights of minorities in China, human rights issues in Tibet and peaceful uprisings of Tibetans in Tibet,” as well as the Tibetan government-in-exile, the Dalai Lama, and the Panchen Lama.

Jigmey, a monk at Gartse Monastery, is the author of three other books — Analysis of Buddhism, Knowing the Earthly Feelings, and The Ordained Person’s Life. He had also founded an organization of local journalists in Amdo and organized two conferences for Tibetan writers.

(Photo courtesy of Tibet Post)