May 17 – Panchen Lama Abduction Day

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was just 6 years old when he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders. On may 17, 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were taken into custody by the Chinese authorities and he has not been seen since.

He remains missing. Tibetans, Tibet supporters, human rights organisations and world governments have consistently urged China to release Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, but these appeals continue to go unheeded.

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