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Where is the Panchen Lama?

To mark his 30th birthday a new, forensic image of how Gedhun Choekyi Nyima might look today has been produced by a forensic artist, Tim Widden, who has worked on a number of missing people cases as part of the UK National Crime Agency.

Where is the Panchen Lama?
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In 1995 a young Tibetan boy called Gedhun Choekyi Nyima disappeared after he’d been recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet; he was just six years old and he became the world’s youngest political prisoner held captive by the Chinese government.

He is now 30-years old and has been missing for almost 25 years.

Since his abduction and disappearance in 1995, the Chinese government has repeatedly dismissed requests for his release and for full disclosure about the Panchen Lama’s location and well-being.

To mark his 30th birthday a new, forensic image of how Gedhun Choekyi Nyima might look today has been produced by a forensic artist, Tim Widden, who has worked on a number of missing people cases as part of the UK National Crime Agency.

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10th Panchen Lama
Chöekyi Gyaltsen, the 10th Panchen Lama 1938 – 1989

The Panchen Lama (Tib: པཎ་ཆེན་རེན་པོ་ཆེ།) is one of the most important religious leaders in Tibet. The 10th Panchen Lama, a vocal advocate of Tibet cultural and identity passed away mysteriously in 1989. In 1995 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama.

Just weeks later, on 17 May, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was ‘removed’ from his home by Chinese authorities, along with his family; he was just six years old and there has been no concrete news of his, his families, whereabouts for 24 years.

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Missing since he was six-years old; is this what Gedhun Choekyi Nyima looks like at 30?

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