236. TASHI WANGCHUK

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Sex                              Male

Birth date                1985-05-08

Birth place              Kyegudo County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,  Qinghai Province

Resident place       No. 45, West Lane, Contemporary Road, Jiegu Town, Yushu City, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province

Education               Primary School

Profession               Businessman (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2016-01-27 (detained),  2016-03-04 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Yushu City, Qinghai Province

Cause of arrest        Interviewed by the New York Times to explain the viewpoint of promoting the teaching of the mother tongue of Tibetans

Charge                         Inciting secession of the country

Date of sentence     2018-01-04 (hearing), 2018-05-16 (verdict), 2018-08-13 (appeal)

Organ of sentence  Intermediate People’s Court of  Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, High People’s Court of Qinghai Province  (appeal)

Sentence                   5 years imprisonment and 5 years deprivation of political rights

Defender                   Lawyers QI Qilei and LIANG Xiaojun

Place of jail               Dongchuan Prison, Xining City, Qinghai Province

Situation in jail      Unknown

Date of release        2021-01-28 (?)

Family contact       

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main case

His family learned about him only after he was detained for almost two months

References
https://www.chinesepen.org/english/nearly-1000-writers-and-linguists-sign-open-letter-demanding-china-release-tibetan-language-advocate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tashi_Wangchuk_(activist)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/world/asia/tibetan-activist-tashi-wangchuk-sentenced.html
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000004031427/a-tibetans-journey-for-justice.html
https://www.state.gov/conviction-of-tashi-wangchuk/
https://pen.org/advocacy-case/tashi-wangchuk/