Tibet : Tibetan Writer Detained
A popular Tibetan writer has been detained by Chinese authorities.A team of 20 police officers went to the residence of Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, 33, in Serthar just before midnight on Feb. 15 and took him away.The police team was led by the head of the Serthar police station and the local secret service chief.His present condition and place of detention is unknown.Serthar was among three counties where Tibetans protested in late January and in which at least six were killed and 60 injured, some critically. The protest in Serthar was sparked by posters calling for more self-immolations and cautioning Tibetans not to allow the bodies of those who set themselves ablaze to be taken away by Chinese security forces.
Drubpa Kyab was a well known writer among Tibetans. Among his popular compositions were "Call of Fate," "Pain of This Era" and "Today’s Tear of Pain."He had worked as a teacher in Serthar for almost a decade.