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PETITION!!! Free Tashi Wangchuk!!

Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, Tibetans prosecuted, freedoms, corruption, activists )

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Animae C (508)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 3:19 pm
"In May 2018, Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of “inciting separatism”. The Chinese authorities have never produced any evidence of him having committed a crime.
Tashi Wangchuk is a shopkeeper from eastern Tibet. He became concerned about the risks to the Tibetan language when local Tibetan classes given by monks were closed down, leaving his nieces with no other options to learn their native language.

He resolved to challenge the Chinese authorities for their failure to provide education in Tibetan, travelling to Beijing to file a lawsuit against the local government. His journey was the subject of an article and video documentary by the New York Times.

In January 2016, two months after the article was published, Tashi Wangchuk disappeared, with no information given to his family about his whereabouts or condition. It was later revealed that he had been arrested. After two years in detention, he finally stood trial in January 2018, accused of “inciting separatism”. The New York Times documentary was screened at his trial. Four months later, the court issued a guilty verdict and sentenced him to five years in prison.

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."

Thank you for calling for Tashi Wangchuk's release.

Allen O (197)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
Thanks Animae - Signed and noted

Sue H (7)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 4:58 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Glennis W (393)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 5:19 pm
Signed and shared Thank you for caring and sharing Animae

Mary T (356)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 7:10 pm
Thank you Animae - signed, noted and shared ☮💖☮

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 9:35 pm
Thank you for calling for Tashi Wangchuk's release.
Thanks Animae

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Thursday February 21, 2019, 10:10 pm
noted and signed

Val M (84)
Friday February 22, 2019, 12:16 am
N, s & s. Thanks.

Naoko i (257)
Friday February 22, 2019, 2:26 am
Noted, sigend and shared on FB. Thanks.

Sabrina Degasperi (1)
Friday February 22, 2019, 3:18 am

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Friday February 22, 2019, 3:32 am
Signed and tweeted this and other important petitions..🦋

Lone F (58)
Friday February 22, 2019, 6:10 am
Thanks Animae
Noted and signed

Kevin B (0)
Friday February 22, 2019, 7:44 am

ERIKA S (58)
Friday February 22, 2019, 9:19 am
Thank you for calling for Tashi Wangchuk's release.

Raleighaway k (359)
Friday February 22, 2019, 8:19 pm
signed shared ty Animae

jan l (89)
Friday February 22, 2019, 10:50 pm
Petition signed. ty.

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:34 am

Ben O (135)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:08 am
Signed...Free Tibet!

Victoria P (109)
Monday February 25, 2019, 8:41 am
Signed with thanks Animae ~♥~ Free Tibet!

Angela K (378)
Wednesday February 27, 2019, 5:30 am
Thank you for calling for Tashi Wangchuk's release.
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