On Release of the language Right Advocate, Tashi Wangchuk la ,SFT India played a short street theatre based on true story of a living political prisoner.

Tashi Wangchuk Finally Released!
Tashi Wangchuk’s lawyer tweeted about Tashi’s release around 3:53pm IST, 28th Jan,2021.
Tashi Wangchuk, a shopkeeper from Kyegundo, Kham, Tibet [CH: Yushu County, Qinghai] was arrested in 2016 after he featured in a New York Times report about his plight to seek the right for children in Tibet to learn in Tibetan. The video report highlighted Tashi’s journey from Tibet to Beijing to file a formal complaint about China’s failure to support Tibetans’ right to Tibetan language education.
Today he is released after 5 years of unjust imprisonment by CCP. What lies ahead of him is strict surveillance and his rights further curtailed and repressed.





Tibetan shopkeeper, Tashi Wangchuk, 31, was detained on January 27, 2016, after appearing in a New York Times 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 on May 22nd, he was sentenced to five years in prison for the charge.

Following his interviews with the New York Times, Wangchuk was secretly detained on January 27th, 2016. For 56 days after his arrest, his family had no information on his whereabouts. Tashi appealed his sentence, but on August 13, China rejected the arguments made by him and his lawyer.


Call on China to release Tashi Wangchuk immediately and unconditionally!

  1. Sign petition
  2. Call Beijing embassies
  3. Organize a protest

You can also directly contact the Chief Procurator (Prosecutor) where Tashi Wangchuk is being detained:

Chief Procurator of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture People’s Procuratorate

Yushu Zangzu Zizhizhou Renmin Jianchayuan
Qionglong Lu, Jiegu Zhen, Yushu Shi
Yushu Zangzu Zizhizhou
Qinghai 815000