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Two Tibetan writers held from their university hostel

(TibetanReview.net, Apr09, 2010) Two Tibetan students known for their fearless writings have been taken into custody by police after a raid at their hostel at the Northwest National Minorities’ University in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province, on Apr 6, reported Phayul.com Apr 7, citing unnamed sources.

The two have been named as Tashi Rabten (penname Te’urang) and Druklo (penname Shokjang). The report said the students’ hostel rooms were raided by a party of 16 officials from the city police headquarters. They were reported to have confiscated mobile phones, laptop computers, and books, including study materials.

Tashi was the editor of Shar Dungri (Eastern Snow Mountain), a banned literary magazine which came out after the 2008 protests that swept across the Tibetan Plateau. He had also edited a collection of works called “Written in Blood”.

Tashi was earlier arrested in Jul’09 for his fearless writings. He was reported to have won “great respect and (gained) popularity among students, intellectuals and ordinary readers in Tibet as an outstanding and brave young thinker.”

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