Tortura senza traccia: cinque canzoni dal cantante tibetano detenuto Tashi Dhondup

Il trentenne Tashi Dhondup, conosciuto per la sua canzone “1958-2008” che paragona due terribili periodi per i tibetani, è stato condannato a 15 mesi di ri-educazione attraverso il lavoro nei laogai.

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High Peaks Pure Earth presents five music videos by Tibetan singer Tashi Dhondup (also sometimes spelled Tashi Dondrup) from Amdo. According to this report by Radio Free Asia from March 5, 2010, Tashi Dhondup, 30, was sentenced to 15 months of re-education through labour for “separatist activities” related to his music on January 5, 2010. News of Tashi Dhondup’s detention on December 3, 2009, had been reported by media, including this short article in The Times and here at High Peaks Pure Earth we had also been monitoring news of his arrest. On December 8, 2009, the International Campaign for Tibet released a report and gave the following details about his arrest:
Tashi Dhondup was detained last week at gun-point while his wife wept and grabbed one of the police officer’s legs in an attempt to hold him back.

A popular singer in Amdo, Tashi Dhondup became well known for his song “1958 – 2008” that compares two “terrifying” periods for Tibetans. This song spread amongst Tibetans via the internet and mobile phones and was written about by Tibetan writer and singer Jamyang Kyi on her blog as far back as February 12, 2009. Jamyang Kyi wrote:
I arrived in Ziling (Xining) yesterday and I learned that a young boy name Tashi Dondrup of Mongol origin has produced a CD named “Songs of 2008” but he was arrested before distributing it into the market in December 2008. I was told that his song has been posted on the internet and widely downloaded on to cell phones and is now distributed amongst the Tibetans.

Tashi Dhondup had been detained in September 2008 because of that song and the ICT report tells us “He was detained and beaten for over seven days by police in Xining”.

Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 2 aprile 2010

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