Translated court documents expose China’s sham prosecution of Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk, raise fears about use of torture

A Chinese court document reveals the reasons for the rejection of the appeal by Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk, imprisoned for five years after he appeared in a New York Times video about the importance of protecting the Tibetan language. The document, translated into English below by the International Campaign for Tibet, states that …

New report documents endemic torture in Tibet and climate of impunity

The International Campaign for Tibet published a new report, “Torture and Impunity – 29 Cases of Tibetan Political Prisoners”, which documents a pattern of torture and mistreatment of Tibetans by Chinese prison officials. 14 of the 29 cases outlined in the report have died, as a consequence of torture, between 2009 and 2014.

Chinese Diplomats Threaten French Journalist After Tibet Report

French journalist Cyril Pain has been harassed and threatened by Chinese diplomats since French TV news station France 24 broadcast his documentary “Seven Days in Tibet” on 30 May 2013. Reporters Without Borders writes: “Such unacceptable behaviour might be expected from the mafia but not from senior diplomats. It is acceptable for an embassy to express its disagreement with a report. But it is completely unacceptable for diplomats stationed in France and Thailand to try to intimidate a news outlet into modifying editorial content, to harangue a journalist and to summon him with the intention of interrogating him.”