Take action for Tashi Wangchuk
Write to your embassy about imprisoned language advocate
The Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk could face trial at any time following the conclusion of a second investigation into his case this month. If found guilty he faces up to 15 years in jail.
Tashi Wangchuk has been in detention since January 2016 and has been charged with “inciting separatism”. China has provided no evidence that he has committed any crime.
He has had little access to family and his lawyers have only been able to visit him twice. There is a high risk of him facing a trial that is neither fair nor transparent.
We continue to push for Tashi Wangchuk’s release, but it is also vital that if he does go to trial, international observers are there. Call on your embassy in China to urgently raise Tashi Wangchuk’s case with the authorities, and to send observers to any trial that he faces.
Join us tomorrow to support Tashi Wangchuk
This Friday 27 January marks one year since Tashi Wangchuk was arrested. Free Tibet will join with other UK-based Tibet organisations at the Chinese embassy in London to call for his release
The demonstration will take place between 6pm and 8pm, outside the Chinese Embassy, at 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL. Free Tibet will be there, along with Students for a Free Tibet, Tibetan Community UK and Tibet Society.
Send a message in support – https://www.freetibet.org/urgent-tashi-wangchuk-faces-15-years-jail?utm_source=Free+Tibet+email+updates&utm_campaign=7503f8526a-JAN-NEWSLETTER_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b3b75e260-7503f8526a-49881965&mc_cid=7503f8526a&mc_eid=0640490884
Tashi Wangchuk has spent a year in detention and now faces up to 15 years in prison.
His arrest in 2016 followed his peaceful campaign to encourage China’s authorities to ensure that the Tibetan language is taught throughout Tibet. He has not committed any crime and China’s constitution guarantees Tibetans the right to use and develop their own languages.
After the completion of a second investigation into his case, the way is now clear for him to stand trial on charges of “attempting to split the Chinese state”. Tibetans detained for such state security crimes are often tried in secret under conditions that do not meet international standards of fairness or transparency. China must be put under international pressure to ensure that Tashi Wangchuk receives a fair trial, and that if there is no evidence against him, that he is immediately released from detention.
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