Pagah and Orgyen are respectively an abbot (Khenpo) and a senior monk (Geshe) from Chogri Monastery in Drango County, Kardze, eastern Tibet. They were arrested following their participation in a mass prayer ceremony calling for the good health of the Dalai Lama, in January 2016.
Local authorities have not released any information about their current whereabouts, condition or alleged crimes.
Khenpo Pagah and Geshe Orgyen are part of Free Tibet's In The Dark campaign, which aims to find disappeared Tibetans and work for their release. We are working on the cases of eight political prisoners held by the Chinese authorities, all of whom remain cut off from the world with little or no information about their location or current condition. Urge China to release them and respect human rights!
To find out more about the other cases please visit our campaign page.
Send an email to Guo Shengkun, the Chinese Minister of Public Security, to demand Khenpo Pagah and Geshe Orgyen's release.