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Panchen Lama – abducted without a trace

On the left, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima at age six; on the right, how he might look today.

It is exactly 27 years to the day that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima became the world’s youngest political prisoner. It was May 17, 1995, when Chinese security forces abducted the then six-year-old. To this day, there is no conclusive sign of life from Nyima. His parents also disappeared that day.

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