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218. SHOKJANG (Released)

DrukloName                        Druklo (Zhou Kajia)

Penname                Shokjang

Sex                              Male

Birth date              1984

Birth place             Xiahe (Sangchu) County, Gannan (Kanlho) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,Gansu Province

Resident place       Xiahe (Sangchu) County, Gannan (Kanlho) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,Gansu Province

Education                Graduate from Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province (2010)  Continue reading

ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers–Two Writers Honoured the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) has honoured two imprisoned writers, HU Shigen and Mahvash SABET (f, Iran) the ICPC’s 2016 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for their courage and perseverance in writing and fighting for freedom of experission and other basic rights despite the long-term imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have named six writers as new honorary members, including ZHANG Haitao, Shokjang (Tibetan), LU Yuyu, HUANG Wenxun, LI Tingyu (f) and WANG Yuping. Continue reading

China/Tibet: Writer and Activist sentenced to three years for ‘separatist’ writing and activities

Druklo19 February 2016 – The three year sentence handed down to Tibetan writer, translator and activist, Druklo (pen-name Shokjang), on 17 February 2016 is an appalling violation of free speech, PEN International said today.  PEN believes that the charges brought against Shokjang by the intermediate public court in Malho Prefecture (Jainca County), which include instigating a separatist riot in the 2008 Tibetan unrest and writing articles detrimental to social security on social networks, are solely for exercising his right to free speech. PEN International calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Continue reading