Posted on May 1, 2018
We are pulling out all the stops for the immediate release of Tashi Wangchuk. Tashi Wangchuk is a language advocate who was detained for bringing China to court over its failure to protect Tibetan language.
On April 14 last month, we protested at the Chinese mission to mark 100 days since Tashi Wangchuk’s closed-door trial in January this year, which ended without a verdict.
That same night, we projected Tashi Wangchuk’s quotes onto the Chinese Consulate walls, and screened his documentary from the New York Times.
The following Monday, we attended ‘Indigenous Participation’, a side event held at the UN Headquarters in New York by the Canadian Mission. Executive Director Dorjee Tseten raised key points on the ongoing human rights crisis in Tibet under China’s occupation and the imprisonment of Tashi Wangchuk for his attempt to preserve Tibetan language and culture.
Whether it is on the streets, on the Chinese Consulate walls, or on official record at the UN, we are working to ensure Tashi Wangchuk is highlighted at every opportunity.
As we continue our efforts for Tashi Wangchuk’s freedom, we ask that you consider donating to our #FreeTashi campaign. Thank you for all that you have done for Tibet, and heroes like Tashi Wangchuk.