A-Nya is a Tibetan human rights defender and climate activist who was working on anti-corruption and environment issues in Chinese-occupied Tibet. In a sham trial, A-Nya Sengdra was found guilty on December 6th, 2019 by a court in Golog Prefecture, Amdo eastern Tibet. His crime was “gathering people to disturb public order” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” – phony charges China often brings against human rights defenders.
After A-Nya’s lawyer appealed this decision, he was set to appear again before a judge on April 27th. However, the trial was postponed indefinitely; the reason reported as being due to a judge suddenly being taken ill.
A-Nya faces up to 10 years in prison for the simple “crime” of fighting for the Tibetan environment. But it is not too late to take action for A-Nya.
Students for a Free Tibet submitted a letter to the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu imploring them to take action for A-Nya. We asked for two specific actions:
- Send representation from the Consulate in Chengdu (or Beijing) to request access to his trial.
- Make a request for information about A-Nya Sengdra’s case and urge for his immediate release on grounds that his arrest and detention are politically motivated and directly connected to his political and human rights activism.
You can also take action for A-Nya! Sign here to demand A-Nya’s release now!