Urgent Call for Medical Treatment for Tibet's longest-serving political prisoner
The health of Lobsang Tenzin, Tibet's longest-serving political prisoner, has deteriorated to a critical level.
Lobsang Tenzin has been in prison for 23 years. According to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy he is suffering from severe diabetes, causing occasional blindness. Lobsang Tenzin is currently being held in Chushur (Ch: Qushui) Prison in the Tibet Autonomous Region. A student at Tibet University at the time of his arrest during protests in March 1988, he was charged, along with five other Tibetans, in connection with the death of a policeman. Initially sentenced to death, Lobsang Tenzin's sentence was then commuted to life imprisonment following international pressure. He has remained politically active in prison, organising protests at his former place of detention, Drapchi Prison, and attempting to pass a letter to visiting US Ambassador James Lilley.
Sign the petition below to the Tibet Autonomous Region's Party Secretary, Chen Quanguo, and to Chushur Prison's Governor, calling for Lobsang Tenzin to receive immediate medical attention and to be released.
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