Crime: Up until his arrest at the Lhasa grade school where he taught history, Tibetan intellectual Dolma Kyab was writing a book in Chinese about identity, democracy, and environmental concerns in Tibet. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2005 for "endangering state security." After suffering tuberculosis in two different prisons, Kyab was sent to a labor camp in 2007. His family's appeal was rejected.
Factoid: After training as a teacher in Tibet and continuing his studies at a university in Beijing, Kyab traveled to India to learn English and Hindi. He also speaks Japanese.
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