Do you know the fate of 11th Panchem Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima?
He is the youngest political prisoner. No one but PRC Communists know his location.
Obviously Dalai Lama could not get so much support for Tibetan cause if he had not escaped. Probably Tibet would have gone the fate of Xinjiang where China has conveniently branded the Uyghur Freedom Fighters as terrorists. How many voices do we hear of Uyghurs?