Panchen Lama: Missing for 20 Years


the new incarnation of the Panchen Lama becomes somebody who has to continue my work. Since the Panchen Lama has a special concern to continue my responsibilities, he is important from every point of view. Therefore, I request everyone to pray for his long life and success.

Today is Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s 26th birthday. 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. Just after Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were taken into custody by the Chinese authorities and he has not been seen since.

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.

For nearly two decades the Chinese authorities have denied requests from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, world governments and the United Nations for access to Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family, claiming that he was leading a normal life and does not wish to be disturbed.

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