A Tibetan monk held in prison in western China’s Sichuan province was freed by authorities Wednesday after serving a seven-year term for opposing Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas, according to Tibetan sources.

Radio Free Asia reported that his release came just days after four other monks and a layman were taken into custody by police late at night on unknown charges in a restive county in Tibet.

Tendar, the chant leader at Amchok Tsenyi monastery in Sichuan’s Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) county in the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, was freed on April 1 after completing his full sentence, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan Service. Read more


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