London. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was just 6 years old when he was recognized by Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama one of Tibet’s most important religious leader.
Just after Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were taken by the Chinese authorities and he has not been seen since.
In 1995 a young Tibetan boy called Gedhun Choekyi Nyima disappeared after he’d been recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.
He was just six years old and he became the world’s youngest political prisoner held captive by the Chinese government. He is now 30-years old and has been missing for almost 25 years.
Since his abduction and disappearance in 1995, the Chinese government has repeatedly dismissed requests for his release and for full disclosure about the Panchen Lama’s location and well-being.
To mark his 30th birthday a new forensic image of how Gedhun Choekyi Nyima has been produced by a forensic artist Tim Widden. Picture was revealed by BBC today during mark 30th birthday of Panchen Lama.
Widden has worked on a number of missing people cases as part of the UK National Crime Agency.