Tibetan writer Druklo, known by his penname “Shokjang”, was sentenced to three years in prison on February 17, 2016. He has responded to authorities and rejected their sentence and maintains his innocence.
Shokjang was arrested in Rebkong (ch: Tongren County, Qinghai Province), Tibet on March 19, 2015, and held in Tongren Prison without being charged. In the days leading up to his arrest, he wrote a blog post about the deployment of Chinese security forces in Tibet.
Shokjang was born in Sangchu County, Tibet (ch. Xiahe County, Gansu Province) and was previously detained for one month in 2010 for his involvement in student protests during the 2008 Uprising in Tibet.