Palden Gyatso

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Palden Gyatso, July 2000, France

Palden Gyatso (1933 – 30 November 2018) was a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He was born in Panam, Tibet.[1] During the Chinese invasion of Tibet he was arrested for protesting and spent 33 years in Chinese prisons and labor camps,[2][3] where he was tortured.[1]

After his release in 1992 he fled to Dharamsala, (North India) in exile.[4] He was still a practicing monk and political activist, traveling the world publicizing the cause of Tibet up until his death in 2018.[4][5]

Gyatso died on 30 November 2018 in Dharamshala, India at the age of 84–85.[6]

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