Update (July 10): Tsering Woeser posted on her Facebook page that her house arrest has now ended. She writes, “It is clear that the house arrest was to stop me from receiving an invitation to a private dinner at the United States Embassy.” The dinner was to be a discussion of women’s issues.
Tibetan writer and advocate Tsering Woeser and her family were placed under house arrest in Beijing this Tuesday. The detention came immediately after Woeser received a call inviting her to visit the US embassy. Neither the Chinese government nor the US embassy have offered any comment.
Woeser, who maintains a website called Invisible Tibet, was given an International Women of Courage Award by the US State Department last year. According to the State Department, her website, along with her other writings and her use of social media, “have given voice to millions of ethnic Tibetans who are prevented from expressing themselves to the outside world due to government efforts to curtail the flow of information.”
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