Tibetan writer released by China after 10 years in jail

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BEIJING: A Tibetan author jailed by China for writing a book about the Himalayan region has been released after a decade in prison, a US-based rights group said. Dolma Kyab, 39, was freed last week after being convicted a decade ago of “endangering state security,” the International Campaign for Tibet said late Tuesday. Tibet is tightly controlled by China’s ruling Communist party, which is intolerant of public opposition to its policies, and often jails dissidents. Kyab’s trial happened in secret in Tibet’s capital Lhasa and only came to light after a letter he wrote while incarcerated was smuggled out of prison months after his 2005 sentencing.

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