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Tibetan student body demands release of activist jailed in China

ANI  |  Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

Students for Free (SFT) on Monday called on the Chinese to release Wangchuk, who has been jailed in for "inciting separatism".

Wangchuk's trial was held last week and reports indicate that the trial was adjourned without a verdict being delivered.

The SFT activists gathered at the here and screened a short film on Wangchuk to make the people aware about the issue.

Wangchuk is a 32-year-old Tibetan entrepreneur and an education advocate, who was detained by the on January 27, 2016, after he appeared in a video in which he advocated for the rights of Tibetans to learn and study in their mother tongue.

In March 2016, he was charged with "inciting separatism", and could face up to 15 years in prison, if convicted.

In 2015, released the video "A Tibetan's Journey for Justice", which reported Wangchuk's attempts to file a lawsuit over the wafer thin usage of Tibetan language as medium of instructions in Tibetan schools. "I want to try to use the People's Republic of China's laws to solve the problem," had said in the documentary.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 14:51 IST
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