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
International Tibet Network
Tashi Wangchuk is still behind after three years.

One year ago tomorrow #Tibetan human rights activist Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, after a court found him guilty of ‘inciting separatism’.

The charges stem from an interview he did with the New York Times in 2015 about his attempt to promote Tibetan language education. The interview was turned into a short film: ‘Tashi Wangchuk: A Tibetan’s Journey for Justice, released in November 2015 ’

Two months after the film was made public, Tashi was taken from his home by the police, without any explanation. He was held in a secret location, unknown even to his family, where he was beaten, tortured and repeatedly interrogated. His interrogators even threatened his family. Tashi would spend two years in detention before standing trial.

Watch and Share the film at https://freetashi.org/

#FreeTashi #TibetanLanguageIsNotACrime
International Tibet Network
International Tibet Network
Tashi Wangchuk is still behind after three years.

One year ago tomorrow #Tibetan human rights activist Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, after a court found him guilty of ‘inciting separatism’.

The charges stem from an interview he did with the New York Times in 2015 about his attempt to promote Tibetan language education. The interview was turned into a short film: ‘Tashi Wangchuk: A Tibetan’s Journey for Justice, released in November 2015 ’

Two months after the film was made public, Tashi was taken from his home by the police, without any explanation. He was held in a secret location, unknown even to his family, where he was beaten, tortured and repeatedly interrogated. His interrogators even threatened his family. Tashi would spend two years in detention before standing trial.

Watch and Share the film at https://freetashi.org/

#FreeTashi #TibetanLanguageIsNotACrime

1 year ago yesterday, #TashiWangchuk was sentenced to 5 years in prison for appearing in a @nytimes video calling for protection of the Tibetan language

In light of this ongoing travesty, we once again call on China to #FreeTashi immediately https://t.co/C9lbgaQlpR

1 year ago yesterday, #TashiWangchuk was sentenced to 5 years in prison for appearing in a @nytimes video calling for protection of the Tibetan language

In light of this ongoing travesty, we once again call on China to #FreeTashi immediately https://t.co/cerxbSivtb

1 year ago yesterday, #TashiWangchuk was sentenced to 5 years in prison for appearing in a @nytimes video calling for protection of the Tibetan language

In light of this ongoing travesty, we once again call on China to #FreeTashi immediately https://t.co/cerxbSivtb

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

བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལ་ནག་ཉེས་མེད་

Tra shi la nak nyé mé

Free him now

ཁོང་ཕྲལ་དུ་གློད་གྲོལ་གཏོང་དགོས།

Khong trel du lö dröl tong gö

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