Phuntsok Wangyal

Phuntsok Wangyal

Phuntsok Wangyal Goranangpa, also known as Phuntsog Wangyal, Bapa Phuntsok Wangyal or Ph├╝nwang, is a Tibetan politician born in 1922 in Batang, in the province of Kham, Eastern Tibet. He is best known for having founded the Tibetan Communist Party and was a major figure in modern Sino-Tibetan relations. He was arrested by the Chinese authorities in 1960 and subsequently spent 18 years in the infamous Chinese high security prison Qincheng in solitary confinement. He lives in Beijing.

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