China/Tibet: Writer and editor released

PEN International welcomes the 29 March 2014 release of Tibetan writer and editor Tashi Rabten (pen-name Te’urang) who had been serving a four-year prison sentence in connection with his critical writings.

Tashi Rabten, co-editor of the banned Tibetan-language literary magazine Shar Dungri (Eastern Snow Mountain) was sentenced to a four-year prison term on 2 June 2011. It is believed that the year that Rabten spent in pre-trial detention counted towards the completion of the term. According to Radio Free Asia, there are concerns over his health following his release from prison. For more information, please see RAN 33/09 and updates.

Thank you to all who took action on this case. No further action needed at this time.