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Tibetan woman by Dolma Kyab

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Tibetan woman by Dolma Kyab

Painting of a Tibetan nomadic woman by Dolma Kyab (pen-name Lobsang Kelsang Gyatso), completed whilst he was imprisoned in Chushur Prison in northern Lhasa. Kyab, a Tibetan writer and teacher who wrote a manuscript titled Sao dong de Ximalayashan (Restless Himalayas), was detained on 5 March 2005 and tried in secret on 30 November 2005 on accusations of “endangering state security” under Chinese law. During his ten-and-a-half year sentence Kyab worked on improving his skills in Tibetan and English and also took on a serious interest in art, completing a series of noteworthy drawings.

Tibetan woman by Dolma Kyab

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Mujer tibetana, por Dolma Kyab

Dibujo a lápiz de una mujer nómada tibetana por Dolma Kyab (seudónimo Lobsang Kelsang Gyatso), hecho durante su encarcelamiento en la prisión de Chushur, en el northe de Lhasa. Kyab, escritor y profesor tibetano que escribió un manuscrito titulado Sao dong de Ximalayashan (Himalayas Incansables), fue detenido el 5 de marzo de 2005 y juzgado en secreto el 30 de noviembre de 2005, acusado de «poner en riesgo la seguiridad estatal» bajo la ley china. Durante su encarcelamiento de diez años y medio, Dolma Kyab trabajó en mejorar sus habilidades en tibetano e inglés, y también se interesó en el arte e hizo una serie de notables dibujos.

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Tibetan Writers Abroad Centre  (བོད་ཀྱི་པེན།)

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1 Restless Himalayas by Dolma Kyab

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