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.

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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

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Tibetan environmental defender and former political prisoner, Tashi Phuntsok, has died at the age of 60.
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Tibetan environmental defender and former political prisoner, Tashi Phuntsok, has died at the age of 60.

#CCP is forcing #Tibetan children to learn in Mandarin rather than in their mother tongue. #China is sinicizing all ethnic languages. Tibetan language is under threat. Activists like Tashi Wangchuk who fight for their language go missing. #FreeTibet #FreeTashi

#CCP is forcing #Tibetan children to learn in Mandarin rather than in their mother tongue. #China is sinicizing all ethnic languages. Tibetan language is under threat. Activists like Tashi Wangchuk who fight for their language go missing. #FreeTibet #FreeTashi

#CCPChina has been committing atrocities on #Tibetans since 1950s. I fear for Tashi Wangchuk. He might come out of jail like Tashi Phuntsok with just skin on a skeleton, if he not already dead. #SaveTibet #FreeTashi #FreeTibet https://t.co/T7LLJcSnR8

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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

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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