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 now spent four years in Chinese detention despite having committed no crime under both international law and that of the Chinese constitution.

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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Hundreds of writers and linguists send President Xi an open letter urging the release of Tibetan human rights defender Tashi Wangchuk; Tashi has today been behind bars for 4 years for a crime he did not commit.

Thank you PEN America for championing Tashi's case.

#Writers #Linguists #FreeTashi
International Tibet Network
International Tibet Network
Tashi Wangchuk, an innocent Tibetan shopkeeper and language advocate, has been in prison since 2016 for a crime he did not commit.

After featuring in a New York Times report, in which he publicly called for Tibetan language rights, Tashi was detained by Chinese authorities, tortured, and later tried on false charges of ‘inciting separatism’.

He was sentenced to five year in prison.

TAKE ACTION - Sign the petition to press for his immediate release

https://freetashi.org/ #FreeTashi #FreeTibetanHeroes #HumanRightsDefenders #Tibetan #LanguageRights
International Tibet Network

Tashi Wangchuk has spent 4 years in prison for the simple "crime" of advocating for language education. SFT joins @PENamerica in their call to release #TashiWangchuk. Please RT this letter to help spread awareness of Tashi's case. #FreeTashi


Hundreds of #Writers & #Linguists send an open letter to #XiJinping urging #FreeTashi Wangchuk who has today been behind bars for 4 years.

Thank you to all those who signed including @RobGMacfarlane and @Egangoonsquad https://t.co/Tw5ZaErj9h

Today is the fourth anniversary of Tashi Wangchuk's imprisonment. His crime? Peacefully advocating for Tibetan language rights. #FreeTashi https://t.co/tZkLikIN2B

Learn Tibetan

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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