Nun Held Since 1992 Freed, Flies to U.S.
A Tibetan nun thought to be one of China’s longest-serving female political prisoners traveled to the United States, a U.S.-based activist said. Ngawang Sangdrol was accompanied by a U.S. diplomat, said John Kamm, president of the Dui Hua Foundation in San Francisco.
She was imprisoned at 15 in 1992 for demonstrating against Chinese rule in Tibet. Ngawang Sangdrol and 13 other imprisoned nuns became known as the “singing nuns” after they recorded songs about their love for their families and homeland.