China Releases Political Prisoner from 2008 Tibetan Unrest

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China has recently released a Tibetan political prisoner who was arrested during the widespread 2008 Tibetan unrest, where a series of riots and demonstrations that started in Tibet's capital of Lhasa against China's repressive policies towards Tibetans quickly escalated to other regions of Tibet.

Tsering, a native of Ngawa, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province was released on June 24, 2016 after serving a five year prison term.

According to sources in exile, Tsering was arrested on June 20, 2011 from his hotel room in Ngawa for his participation in the 2008 uprising, and was taken to a prison in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan Province to serve his prison term.