Dokru Tsultrim (Zhuori Cicheng), Freelance
Charge:No Charge
Imprisoned:May 24, 2010

Tsultrim, a monk at Ngaba Gomang Monastery in western Sichuan province, was detained in April 2009, according to CPJ research, in connection with writing alleged to be anti-government and articles in support of the Dalai Lama, according to the India-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and the International Campaign for Tibet. Released after a month in custody, he was detained again in May 2010, according to the India-based Tibet Post International.

No formal charges or trial proceedings were disclosed, though the Independent Chinese PEN center cited the charge of "inciting split of the country"-trying to break away from the Communist Party.

Tsultrim was sentenced on May 5, 2011 to four years and six months in prison, and is due to be released in November 2015. At the time of his 2010 arrest, security officials raided Tsultrim's room at the monastery, confiscated documents, and demanded his laptop, a relative told The Tibet Post International. He and a friend had planned to publish the writing of Tibetan youths detailing an April 2010 earthquake in Qinghai province, the relative said.

Tsultrim, originally from Qinghai province, which is on the Tibetan plateau, also managed a private Tibetan journal, Khawai Tsesok (Life of Snow), which ceased publication after his 2009 arrest, the center said.

"Zhuori Cicheng" is the Chinese transliteration of his name, according to Tashi Choephel Jamatsang at the center.

As is the case with many ethnic minority prisoners, the government released few details. The Independent Chinese PEN Center reported that Tsultrim was last being held in the Detention Center of Barkam county, Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. Details about the state of his health were not disclosed.

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