Kunga Tsayang

Kunga Tsayang (pen name Gangnyi, meaning “Son of Snowland”) is a respected writer, intellectual and artist of the new Tibetan generation. He was arrested by the Chinese authorities on 13 March 2009, from Labrang Monastery, on alleged charges for writing political essays on Tibet to a website named as “Jottings” (Tib: Zin-dris), in Gansu Province (wokar.net, no longer available.) He was released from prison on 12 January 2014.

In recent years he has been one of the persons in charge of Nyanpo Yutse Conservation Association, an organisation for environmental protection from Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve in Tibet, co-managed by monks and herdsmen.


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