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

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We are very concerned that Tsundue has been arrested. Madras University Professor, Ramu Manivannan said India was being too defensive on behalf of China. "It was a nonviolent peaceful protest after all, and as refugees policy permits, Tibetan refugees must be allowed to express their pain and concern over their nation. Tsundue didn’t disturb public or cause any violence to anybody," he said.

We send our very best wishes to Tsundue: we hope he is being treated well - as befits a respected veteran activist - and that he will be released soon!
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Tashi Wangchuk has committed no crime under Chinese or international law and should be immediately freed. Contact the Chinese Minister of Justice urging them to work for Tashi Wangchuk’s release.
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Tashi Wangchuk has committed no crime under Chinese or international law and should be immediately freed. Contact the Chinese Minister of Justice urging them to work for Tashi Wangchuk’s release.
#Tibet #Tibetans #freeTashi
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Tashi Wangchuk has committed no crime under Chinese or international law and should be immediately freed. Contact the Chinese Minister of Justice urging them to work for Tashi Wangchuk’s release.
#Tibet #Tibetans #freeTashi
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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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