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Prominent Tibetan Political Prisoner Released

Rongye Adrak appeared at his home in Lithang, Tibet, about 1:00 a.m. Friday, after spending eight years in a Chinese prison. He was accompanied by Lithang County police and Mianyang Prison officials, his exiled relatives in India said. Notwithstanding his quiet appearance, the 60-year-old Adrak is considered a hero by many Tibetans for speaking his mind about Chinese rule in Tibet and calling for the return of the Dalai Llama. Atrug Tseten, a relative and member of Tibet's...

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