Kathmandu: The Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners (GCRPPB) has provided financial support to Madhukar Magar, a recently released Bhutanese political prisoner, at an event organized to launch a book on Dr Bhampa Rai at the Bhutanese Refugee camp in Beldangi, Jhapa. The financial support amounts to 1618 Euros (Rs 212018) collected through a Go Fund Me campaign initiated by (GCRPPB) based in The Hague.
On the occasion, DB Subba, former camp secretary of Beldangi Camp and also the representative of GCRPPB in the camp, informed the public about the work done by GCRPPB for the freedom of the Bhutanese political prisoners since its formation in 2019 and expressed the commitment of GCRPPB to continue working tirelessly for the timely release of all prisoners and their proper rehabilitation after that.
The Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan (GCRPPB) said in a letter handed to Magar: “Your release marks not only a personal triumph. However, it has also become a symbol of hope and resilience for us and our dear people still imprisoned in Bhutan.” “We understand your difficulties securing your immediate needs, including shelter and healthcare. Your sacrifice for the Bhutanese cause has not gone unnoticed, and our moral responsibility is to support you in this critical phase of your life,” the letter further said.
GCRPPB had collected Rs 212,018 from 36 compassionate individuals to provide financial support to Magar.