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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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Free Tibetan Heroes3 days ago
In a first of its kind The Assembly of the Republic of Portugal on Saturday condemned “the forced disappearance of the world’s youngest political prisoner,” the 11th Panchen Lama and urged “the Portuguese Government to appeal to the Chinese Government for his release.”
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Free Tibetan Heroes3 days ago
Tibetan Women's Association is organizing a discussion on" The importance of the 11th Panchen Lama's Release for the Tibetans in the Current Socio-Political and Religious Scenarios" on 17th May, 2019 at Hotel Tibet at 10.00 am to mark the 24 long years of the 11th Panchen Lama's enforced disappearance on 17th May, 1995.

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Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, #Tibet's Panchen Lama, has been missing for 24 years today - taken by #Chinese authorities when he was just 6-year old. He is now 30 and remains #missing - https://t.co/HM8hEAqtXy
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Heute vor 24 Jahren wurde der rechtmäßige #PanchenLama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, aus #Tibet entführt. Wir fordern von der chinesischen Regierung Aufklärung über seinen Verbleib! Hintergründe, Tipps zum Aktivwerden und sein heutiges Aussehen: https://t.co/oVsE4wSJPj #FreePanchenLama https://t.co/XbF9jXAqhs maja_67 photo
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Tomorrow Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, #Tibet's Panchen Lama, will have been #missing for 24 years - taken by #Chinese authorities when he was just 6-year old. He is now 30 and remains missing - https://t.co/D1kxsbQjXe

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Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, #Tibet's Panchen Lama, has been missing for 24 years today - taken by #Chinese authorities when he was just 6-year old. He is now 30 and remains #missing - https://t.co/HM8hEAqtXy
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