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Petition for jailed Tibetan activist

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:53 am

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Tashi Wangchuk is facing 15 years in prison for advocating for Tibetan languages to be taught in schools.

Tashi wants Tibetan children to learn their native tongue in Chinese schools, as well as the Mandarin they currently learn.

For his peaceful advocacy to keep the Tibetan culture alive, he’s facing 15 years in prison.

In January 2016, Tashi was taken into custody and then ‘formally’ arrested two months later on suspicion of “inciting separatism”. The authorities have accused him of attempting to discredit the Chinese Government’s international image.

Tashi Wangchuk’s trial took place in January, after enduring almost two years of pre-trial detention and with no access to his family.

The trial was a sham – according to his lawyer, the main evidence presented against Tashi was a short film produced by the New York Times in 2015, which documented his campaign for Tibetan language education in schools. The court is yet to decide Tashi’s fate.

Urge the Chinese authorities to release Tashi Wangchuk now.


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