Golog Jigme is a Buddhist monk and human rights activist who was jailed and tortured for making the documentary Leaving Fear Behind in 2008 together with Dhondup Wangchen.
Jigme was arrested in March 2008 and released after months of torture. In 2009, he was arrested again without charge and kept in custody for several months. He suffered from continued harassment by police, before disappearing into detention again in 2012.
He broke out of prison a short time later and spent 20 months on the run, moving secretly between the homes of sympathetic Tibetans. He ultimately escaped into India in 2014, and moved to Switzerland in 2015.
He has continued to be a strong advocate for the Tibetan people’s rights ever since, and has worked with the Tibet Advocacy Coalition, which holds China accountable for its human rights violations in Tibet through engagement with UN mechanisms such as the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva.