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Tibetan activist Jigme Gyatso returned to his home in the northwestern province of Gansu on Monday after spending the past 17 years in a Chinese jail.
A prominent Tibetan activist has been freed after serving 17 years in a Chinese jail.
Radio Free Asia, citing an unidentified Tibetan source, reported Jigme Gyatso arrived home in Xiahe county in the northwestern province of Gansu on Monday.
The 52-year-old former monk appeared “very weak,” the report said.
Gyatso was jailed in 1996 on charges of separatism and endangering national security after he called for Tibetan independence – a serious offence in China.
The most likely reason was poor health. The BBC said Gyatso may be suffering from kidney problems.