According to The New York Times, there’s an author who has published knowing that he may give up the last one. He’s Tibetan. His name is Tragyal, but he writes under the name of Shogdung. His book, The Line Between Sky and Earth, will most likely be the main evidence against him.
The New York Times says:
The book, published illegally in March, is a poetic, painstakingly written indictment of Chinese rule and a call for a “peaceful revolution” against what Mr. Tragyal describes as Beijing’s heavy-handed governing style.The NY Times also noted:
If recent history is any guide, the trial will be brief and the penalty severe.Did Tragyal realize the dangers of publishing his book? Yes. At the end of his book, he wrote:
“I am naturally terrified at the thought that once this essay has been made public, I will eventually have to endure the hot hells and cold hells on earth,” he writes. “I may ‘lose my head because of my mouth,’ but this is the path I have chosen, so the responsibility is mine.”What would you sacrifice?