Tashi Wangchuk, an innocent Tibetan shopkeeper and language advocate, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by Chinese authorities on false charges of ‘inciting separatism’.


HIS CRIME? Publicly seeking his right to Tibetan language education. 

Tashi has already spent two and a half years in Chinese detention despite the fact that he has committed no crime under both international law and that of the Chinese constitution. He is now not due to be released until January 2021 after Chinese courts rejected his sentence appeal on 13 August 2018.

Find Out More

How China Used a Times Documentary as Evidence Against Its SubjectJonah Kessel, New York Times, 10 January 2018
Sham trial exposes absurd charge against Tibetan activist, Amnesty International, 4 January 2018
Tibetan Businessman Battles Separatism Charges in Chinese Court, New York Times, November 2017, 4 January 2018
– UN experts call for charges against Tashi Wangchuk to be dropped, February 2018
– Governments reiterated their call for Tashi Wangchuk’s release, including the United States, France, Canada, Germany, the EU, and UN human rights experts also condemned Tashi Wangchuk’s 5-year jail term, May 2018
– UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urge China “to remedy the situation of Mr Wangchuk without delay”, November 2017

International Tibet Network
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*DATE CHANGE* The BBC One Show will now screen the short feature on 23 April 2019.

On 23 April 2019 The BBC One Show will broadcast a short feature about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama who has been missing for 24 years.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was just 6 years old when he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders. Just after Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were taken into custody by the Chinese authorities and he has not been seen since.

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a forensic artist has produced a reconstruction of how he may look as a 30 year old. The image was painstakingly constructed in consultation with Tibetans and using exhaustive information on how Gedhun Choekyi Nyima could look today.

The broadcast on 23 April will be the first time the image has been publicly released.

Please join us and watch the broadcast and help us raise the important case of #Tibet's Panchen Lama.
International Tibet Network
International Tibet Network
*DATE CHANGE* The BBC One Show will now screen the short feature on 23 April 2019.

#Tibet's Panchen Lama - Missing for 24 years. Hear his story on Wednesday 23 April on the BBC's The One Show from 7pm

#PanchenLama #FreeThePanchenLama #Missing #30years #FreeHimNow #WhereIsThePanchenLama
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Did lamination for Tashi Wangchuk presentation, I will presentation woh this document on this weekend. #freetashi #freetashiwangchuk #freetibet #freetibetnow #china #humanrights #earthdayhttps://t.co/odZ0qk0piu

The vision is a free Tibet in which Tibetans are able to determine their own future and the human rights of all are respected. #FreeTibet #FreeTashi https://t.co/3rbXYlYAst cknu photo

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Tashi Wangchuk has been given a five year prison sentence for simply asking to be taught in the Tibetan language. Show Solidarity for #FreeTashi – Learn these Tibetan phrases:

Tashi is Innocent


Tra shi la nak nyé mé

Free him now


Khong trel du lö dröl tong gö

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