Palden Gyatso is an 80 year old Tibetan monk who was a former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience for the 33 years that he spent in the Chinese gulags. He is one of the world's longest political prisoners, and during his imprisonment, he was exposed to indoctrination and various forms of torture. Gyatso's testimonies have inspired freedom lovers all over the world to speak out against the human rights violations in Tibet. After Gyatso’s escape to India back in 1992, he has since dedicated his time to raise awareness about the human rights abuses in China. As a symbol of appreciation for his work, Gyatso respectfully earned the John Humphrey Freedom Award.