Tibet : Runggye Faces Serious Health Condition In Prison
The 58-year old Tibetan, Runggye Adrak, who serves his 8-year of imprisonment, is facing serious health condition in Chinese prison and getting worse severely.An incident that happened in Lithang County, eastern Tibet in 2007 was Tibetan nomad, Runggye Adrak's action when he stepped up on the stage at the official Lithang Horse Racing Festival and called for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's return to his country and for the release of the Panchen Lama and Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.He also told the crowd that ‘although we are free to move our bodies, we cannot express what is in our hearts'.
Prisoner guards are said to beat Runggye and since his detention, as a result of harsh violence, became deaf and his vision was impaired. Runggye has strong pain in his arms and legs, can not stand-up and walk easily.
His family members are not allowed to visit him and are minimized in meeting him only once a year.