Tibet/China: Young Tibetan singer arrested by Chinese authorities



Young Tibetan singer arrested by Chinese authorities

The singer Hortsang Lhalung Tso was detained by the socalled Public Security Bureau in Tsoe-town of Sangchu county in the Amdho region of eastern Tibet, reported YC. Dhardhowa in The Tibet Post International.

Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from Drepung monastery based in South India, told The Tibet Post International that Lhalung Tso was detained by the Chinese authorities just before attending a Tibetan culture show with other popular Tibetans as well as singers and musicians who were invited to perform on 20 August 2011 in a public hall called ‘Gangri Lhugar-ling’ in Tsoe-town.

According to Phuntsok, Lhalung Tso was supposed to perform the Night Concert Opening Song – but could not perform her song, because she was detained before the show.

No warrants
On the same day an outspoken Buddhist monk, Jigme ‘Guri’, was arrested for the fourth time by the authorities.

According to The Tibet Post’s sources, no warrants were shown by the Chinese authorities for either arrest, and family members were not informed where she is currently being detained.

Lhalung Tso is studying at a music school in Chengdu city, Chinese Sichuan Province.


The Tibet Post International – 29 August 2011:
‘Chinese Authorities Detain Tibetan Female Singer Lhalung Tso’

Hortsang Lhalung Tso

China – with red line around Tibet

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