"Although our bodies can move around but we cannot express what is in our hearts".
Salute Mr. Runggye Adak for his courage to speak up on what he truly believes that all Tibetan should have 'Freedom'. Similarly, for those who chose to have faith in their Gurus and continue to practice Dorje Shugden will be treated as an outcast and sometimes life threatening situation by CTA. Where are the Freedom of spirituality which all Buddhist should already imprinted in their minds? Simply because we chose to follow what we think is right hence conveniently ddeserve to be branded as an activist? How about this, we just wanted to mind our own business and practice whatever religion or gods which we think can help us to gain enlightenment. How do you gain enlightenment, by practicing Dharma with integrity.
Below is a short biography of him:
Runggye Adak is a Tibetan man who was arrested and charged with state subversion against the People's Republic of China after making a series of public political statements at a festival in eastern Tibet, on August 1, 2007.
Runggye Adak, said to be a respected local figure and the father of eleven, is a native of Yonru Kharshul, a village near Lithang in the predominantly Tibetan region of Kham. He seized the microphone during a speech at a horse-racing festival in Lithang, and proceeded to call for the return of the Dalai Lama and the release of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the present Dalai Lama's candidate for Panchen Lama, and of Tenzin Delek, a lama from Lithang who was sentenced to life in prison for alleged involvement in terrorism, and the independence of Tibet. Runggye Adak was detained shortly thereafter. A spontaneous protest of local people demanding his release lasted several days before being dispersed under threat by riot police.
The Associated Press reported that scores of people were arrested in the aftermath of Runggye Adak's protest. Three of Runggye Adak's nephews were arrested, with police attention focusing on Adruk Lopoe, a monk at Lithang Monastery.
On August 27, prosecutors charged Runggye Adak with "provocation to subvert state power."On 29 October 2007 he was indicted by the Kardze Intermediate People's Court on four counts of 'crimes' ranging from disruption of law and order to state subversion and subsequently (on 20 November) sentenced to eight years of imprisonment with deprivation of political rights for four years.
Below is the link from YouTube of Mr. Runggye Adak giving his speech in front of Tibetans and Chinese officials at a public gathering calling for the return on the Dalai Lama on August 1, 2007.
Below is the video of Jamyang Lobsang - Son of Runggye Adak commenting of the imprison of his father and the