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TCHRD calls for release of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk from illegal detention

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The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is concerned about the condition and whereabouts of Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for  Tibetan culture and language, who has been detained by Chinese authorities for over five months now in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. There is no information about whether he had been given access to due legal process or if any trial had been held. Tashi Wangchuk was arbitrarily detained on 27 January 2016 more than a month after an interview of him appeared in the New York Times on …

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Illegal detention of Tibetan language activist underscores near-absolute Chinese state repression

Tashi Wangchuk (Credit: New York Times)

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the ongoing illegal detention of Tashi Wangchuk, 30, a Tibetan businessman who has been a vocal advocate for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language education in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. According to a 10 March 2016 report by the New York Times , Tashi Wangchuk had been detained for 44 days since 27 January. Tashi’s family and relatives had contacted the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) office a number of times asking to see him but were denied permission. …

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China detains 10 former Tibetan nomads for protesting denial of welfare benefits

About 100 Tibetans stage a non-violent protest march to Nangchen County government office

  Chinese security forces have detained at least 10 Tibetan residents of Chumey Village in Nyakla Township in Nangchen (Ch: Nangqian) County, Yulshul (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, according to exile Tibetan sources. The arrests were made after Tibetans from the village staged a peaceful protest, calling for an equal distribution of welfare benefits provided by the government for Tibetan families. These government benefits, as the Nangchen County Economic Development Council announced recently, include projects to build new houses and provide scholarships to students in the village. However, about 100 Tibetans from Nangchen were refused the welfare benefits, …

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