China/Tibet: Writer and editor released.

Update #2 to RAN 33/09  2 April 2014

Tashi RabtenPEN International welcomes the 29 March 2014 release of Tibetan writer and editor Tashi Rabten (pen-name Te’urang) who had been serving a four-year prison sentence in connection with his critical writings.

Tashi Rabten, co-editor of the banned Tibetan-language literary magazine Shar Dungri (Eastern Snow Mountain) was sentenced to a four-year prison term on 2 June 2011. It is believed that the year that Rabten spent in pre-trial detention counted towards the completion of the term. According to Radio Free Asia, there are concerns over his health following his release from prison. For more information, please see RAN 33/09 and updates.

Thank you to all who took action on this case. No further action needed at this time.

For further information please contact Cathy McCann at International PEN Writers in Prison Committee, Brownlow House, 50/51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6ER, Tel.+ 44 (0) 20 7405 0338, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7405 0339, email: