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 of liver cancer at the age of 85.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Palden Gyatso bio". Archived from the original on 2001-02-28. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  2. Wartofsky, Alana; Jenkins, Mark; Freedom, Justice and a Little Rap and Reggae, Washington Post, June 15, 1998
  3. Rosenthal, A. M. On My Mind; You Are Palden Gyatso, The New York Times, April 11, 1995
  4. 4.0 4.1 Palden Gyatso bio Archived 2011-01-09 at the Wayback Machine at Free Tibet Campaign
  5. 3 Tibetans Continue Hunger Strike Washington Post, February 26, 2006, Page E18
  6. "Former Political Prisoner Palden Gyatso dies". Archived from the original on 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  7. Palden Gyatso, Monk Who Suffered for a Free Tibet, Dies at 85

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