Lobsang Jamyang, a young Tibetan writer popularly known by his pen-name Lomik, was sentenced to seven-and-half years in prison on 9 May 2016. There is high concern for his well-being with reports of him being beaten in detention; evidence shows that Tibetans are at a high risk of torture in China’s prisons.
Call on the China to withdraw the charges against Lobsang Jamyang (pen-name: Lomik) and to release him immediately
To: Director-General of the Party Committee of Sichuan Provincial Department of Public Security
I urge you to:
- Release Lobsang Jamyang (pen-name: Lomik) (Ch: 洛桑江央(音), 洛米(音)) immediately and unconditionally as he has been detained solely for peacefully exercising his rights;
- Respect the fundamental right to freedom of expression, including with respect to those who peacefully express criticism of the government or views that are contrary to the state policies.
- Ensure Lobsang Jamyang (Lomik) receives any specialized medical care he may require, has regular access to a lawyer of his choice, and is allowed access to his family;