Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 21, Feb 2019 09:09 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China refuses to list JeM head Masood Azhar in UN terrorist list, days after Pulwama attack
Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet resurfaces after more than sixty years
Tibetan culture, religion and identity revitalized in exile: Dalai Lama
TYC announces 'Chalo Delhi' to mark the 60 years of resistance
Women should take more active role in promoting human values, says Dalai Lama
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
Satellite detects construction, expansion of more gulags in Tibet
SFT India holds concert in Indian capital on ‘Tibetan Independence day’
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
Advertisement
United States "disappointed" by sentencing of Tibetan language right activist
Phayul[Wednesday, May 23, 2018 18:49]
Photo: NY Times
Photo: NY Times
DHARAMSHALA, MAY 23: The United States’ government has expressed its disappointment over the sentencing of Tibetan language right activist Tashi Wangchuk to five years by a Chinese court in Yushu.

The US Department of State in a press release said that the US is “deeply disappointed that the Chinese government convicted Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for Tibetan language education, on the charge of "inciting separatism" for exercising his fundamental freedom of expression in calling on the government to give greater attention and resources to teach the Tibetan language in Tibetan areas.

“We urge Chinese authorities to release Tashi Wangchuk immediately, and to protect the distinct religious, cultural, and linguistic identity of Tibetans,” said Heather Nauert, State
Department Spokesperson.

Tibetan language right activist Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years imprisonment on May 22 by Yushu Intermediate People’s Court, in Jyekundo County in the Kham region of Tibet, his lawyer Liang Xiaojun Tweeted.

Tashi Wangchuk, a 33 year old Tibetan E commerce entrepreneur has been in jail for over two years on what Tibetan exiles call “politically motivated charges” of inciting separatism” following his pursuit to fight for Tibetan people’s right to Tibetan language education.

Tashi was arrested on 27 January 2016 after a New York Times news article and a video report came out, documenting Tashi’s mission to file a formal complaint against Chinese officials for failing to support Tibetans’ right to Tibetan language education.

Tashi ran an online business on Alibaba, major Chinese internet e-commerce site, and featured in a promotional video in 2014 for Alibaba as an example of entrepreneurial success.

Yushu, called Gyegu in Tibetan, is one of the predominantly Tibetan areas under Chinese occupation. The government has encouraged increasing use of Chinese language in schools and official settings across these areas.


Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
5th International Rangzen Conference begins
United States "disappointed" by sentencing of Tibetan language right activist
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement