Tibetan education activist charged with inciting separatism
- Tashi Wangchuk has been detained in Yushu, Qinghai Province, for months in secret and faces up to 15 years in prison.
- While Tashi’s writings promote widely accepted Tibetan autonomy, the Tibetan entrepreneur has publicly opposed Tibetan independence.
- Tashi has been a vocal advocate for Tibetan-language education in line with constitutional guarantees to ethnic autonomy.
“China Charges Tibetan Education Advocate With Inciting Separatism” (The New York Times)
“Inciting Separatism Charge for Tibetan Education Advocate” (China Digital Times)
“Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China” (The New York Times, November 2015)
(Image Credit: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times)