As per reliable information received to the Tibet Times, Tibetan writer Lobsang Lhundup known by his pen name, Dhi Lhaden has been released from Chinese jail after completing his four year prison term. Yet the date of his released and health condition is unknown.
Tibetan writer Dhi Lhaden was arrested unexpectedly in Chengdu city in June 2019, he was detained incommunicado from his family and relatives for almost two years. On 4th December 2020, Chinese authorities summoned his family and said they would share some information about him but later in October 2021, he was sentenced through a secret trial. Dhi Lhaden’s family was informed only about the verdict after it was finalized.
Dhi Lhaden was born in Pema County, in Golok, Eastern Tibet. At the age of 11, he joined the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Serta and studied there. At the age of 28, he went to Lhasa and did further studies in Drepung and Sera monasteries. Later he disrobed, got married and had a child.
In 2008, he travelled to different places in Tibet in order to observe the real situation inside Tibet. He has written three or four books such as Life and Death Testaments and The Art of Passive Resistance, expressing concerns over the Large-Scale protest in the year of Earth-Mouse.