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Buddhist Nun Talks About Life as a Political Prisoner

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Buddhist Nun Talks About Life as a Political Prisoner

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Buddhist Nun Talks About Life as a Political Prisoner

Buddhist Nun Talks About Life as a Political Prisoner

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Tibetan independence activist and Buddhist nun Ngawang Sangdrol arrives in the United States after more than a decade in captivity at a notorious prison in Tibet. Sangdrol was first detained as a political prisoner at age 13. She drew international attention after a tape of songs she and other imprisoned nuns had recorded was smuggled out. Hear NPR's Melissa Block.