Palden Gyatso (1933 – 30 November 2018) was a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He was born in Panam, Tibet. During the Chinese invasion of Tibet he was arrested for protesting and spent 33 years in Chinese prisons and labor camps, where he was tortured.
After his release in 1992 he fled to Dharamsala, (North India) in exile. He was still a practicing monk and political activist, traveling the world publicizing the cause of Tibet up until his death in 2018.
References[change | change source]
- Palden Gyatso bio
- Wartofsky, Alana; Jenkins, Mark; Freedom, Justice and a Little Rap and Reggae, Washington Post, June 15, 1998
- Rosenthal, A. M. On My Mind; You Are Palden Gyatso, The New York Times, April 11, 1995
- Palden Gyatso bio Archived 2011-01-09 at the Wayback Machine at Free Tibet Campaign
- 3 Tibetans Continue Hunger Strike Washington Post, February 26, 2006, Page E18
- Former Political Prisoner Palden Gyatso dies
- Palden Gyatso, Monk Who Suffered for a Free Tibet, Dies at 85
Other websites[change | change source]
- Waller, Douglas Weapons Of Torture, CNN, March 31, 1998
- Yangzom, Tsering Walk for Tibetan freedom passes through Boston area, The Boston Globe, July 31, 2005
- Palden Gyatso - 33 years in Chinese concentration camps