Dawa Tsomo

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Tsomo, an online writer from Zatoe County in Qinghai’s Yushul Prefecture, was arrested by public security officers at her home at Chiza Sachen village in Zatoe County, on August 23, 2014.

She was accused of breaking China’s cyber laws by publishing politically sensitive articles online. Tsomo had written several Chinese language essays on websites and Chinese social media sites. Shortly before her arrest, she wrote about poor living conditions of Tibetans in an area devastated by an earthquake, according to the Tibetan service of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia.

It is unclear where Tsomo was being held. As of late 2015, CPJ was unable to determine whether formal charges had been brought against her or whether she had been released.