Rare footage of Runggye Adak (Tibetan: རོང་རྒྱས་ཨ་གྲགས།), a Tibetan nomad serving an eight-year prison sentence for expressing Tibetans’ loyalty to the Dalai Lama in front of an audience of thousands, is made public this week by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) to mark the third anniversary of the incident. The footage, subtitled in English, shows an extract of Runggye Adak’s bold on-stage statement at the traditional Lithang Horse Festival in eastern Tibet on 1 August 2007, in the moments after he seized the microphone to speak and before he was arrested and imprisoned. To view the footage, click here, or visit www.tibetnetwork.org, the website of the International Tibet Support Network (ITSN). A high resolution version without subtitles can be downloaded here.
Rare footage of Runggye Adak – Subtitles
By International Campaign for Tibet|August 2, 2010|