American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of western Alaska in the central Aleutian Islands. It was an important military base during World War II.
“In one of the pictures, Runggye Adak is looking directly at the tough-looking guy in the white shirt (his black armband on his upper right sleeve indicates that he could be a citizen monitor of some sort who helps to maintain public order), who is perhaps translating for a Chinese plain clothes security official.”
“In the first image, Runggye Adak is pictured looking down at the ground, leaning towards a maroon-robed monk, his bearing still dignified, before he is taken away.”
“On February 10, the villagers called Adak and informed him that they had got hold of Tapan and would hand him over to the local police.”
“A 740-foot cargo ship was disabled and floating adrift in high winds about 540 miles southwest of Adak on Sunday.”
“Anchorage Daily News: Cargo ship adrift south of Adak in heavy seas”
“During the opening ceremony, 56-year old Runggye Adak, a respected senior of the nomadic community, strode onstage -- an unexpected presence among Chinese military guests and dignitaries in attendance.”
“The photographer has unwittingly captured the moment when a Tibetan nomad, Runggye Adak, was arrested for calling for the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, to be allowed to return home.”
“In daring to publicly refute China's representations of the situation in Tibet, Runggye Adak and a new generation of young Tibetans represent a much more complex challenge to the ruling Chinese Communist Party than before.”
“Today, there are untold numbers of Tibetans in prison for saying, as Runggye Adak did, that they cannot say what is in their hearts, and calling for the Dalai Lama to be allowed to come home.”
“Runggye Adak was sentenced to eight years in prison, which he is serving in Mianyang in Sichuan.”
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