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Jailed Tibetan Filmmaker Shifted to Better Conditions


World  (tags: Dhondup Wangchen, humanrights, journalist freedom, prison, China, Tibet, corruption )

Nancy
- 669 days ago - cpj.org
After months of non-communication with the outside world, Wangchen was able to tell a visitor that he is in better health, even though he spent six months in solitary confinement in Xichuan.



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JL A. (273)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:21 pm
Hopefully further improvements in treatment will follow
 

Cynthia B. (74)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:48 am
Thank you
 

Pat A. (116)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:13 am
These TIbetans are heroically brave - but why was he transferred to a women's prison? Am confused...
 

Ana Passos (2)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:21 am
thanks
 

Carmen S. (613)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:20 pm
thanks Nancy, hope things get better for him
 

Christine W. (10)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:53 pm
Pat - according to the article "women's prison where conditions are not as harsh, according to his friends and associates at the Switzerland based group Filming for Tibet." I think the whole situation is disgusting. The world is entitled to know what is happening. He's a brave man for sure !! Thanks Nancy xx
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:44 pm
Noted. Thanks for this update, Nancy.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:24 pm
Good to hear. Hope conditions continue in a postive mode. Thanks Nancy
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:01 pm
Some good news is better than none.
The Chinese ought to get the hell out of Tibet, to begin with!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:07 pm
Noted.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:38 pm
noted
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:55 am
The Chinese are as predictable as ever. They stole Tibet, sending millions of Chinese in to Tibet to outnumber them, Tibetans disappearing into labour camps etc. Then once in a while they release a "Political Prisoner" or transfer one to a softer camp and then claim how good their system is.
The West: rich industrialists and entrepreneurs helped China to do this by buying all the garbage from those camps and factories manned by unterpaid workers to fill their pockets and also that of the Chinese top layer.
Labour camp workers and workers who can barely live from earnings to survive, naturally do not give a sh.. what the quality of their work is, no incentive.
What chance has Tibet? Noboby helps them, no oil.
 

Ben Oscarsito (343)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:30 am
Dhondup Wangchen is serving a six-year prison term for work on his film "Leaving Fear Behind," which documents conditions faced by Tibetans under Chinese rule leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He should NOT be in prison in the first place - DAMMIT!
http://www.cpj.org/awards/2012/dhondup-wangchen-china.php
 
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