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

His Crime? Publicly seeking his right to Tibetan language education. 

Tashi has already spent over two 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.

Find Out More

How China Used a Times Documentary as Evidence Against Its Subject, Jonah 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, 4 January 2018 

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Prime Minister @theresa_may Today marks 100 days since the start of Tashi Wangchuk’s ‘closed trial’ in #China. He risks up to 15 years in prison for promoting Tibetan language and culture #FreeTashi https://t.co/SvfOYdxpLa ximerrime photo
1 day ago
For giving quotes like this to the @nytimes, Tashi Wangchuk has been given a shocking 5 year prison term. Read more about this brave campaigner and his case on our website: https://t.co/P0pWPLXylU #FreeTibet #Tibet #China #TashiWangchuk #FreeTashi #HumanRights https://t.co/qfBzy07Arv EndlessTrees photo
3 days ago
According to Tashi Wangchuk's lawyer, Liang Xiaojun, he is at the Yushu County detention centre and is in good health. He is still firmly set on appealing what he considers an unfair decision and has already filed the appeal paperwork.

#TashiWangchuk #FreeTashi #FreeTibet

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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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