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China - Tibetan filmmaker freed, assistant describes detention and escape

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan filmmaker who was arrested in 2008 for making the documentary Leaving Fear Behind, was released yesterday on completing a six-year jail sentence. His release came three weeks after Jigme Gyatso, the Tibetan monk who helped him make the documentary, arrived in Dharamsala, in northern India, after escaping from detention in Tibet. “We are extremely relieved by Wangchen's release and hope he will now get the (...)

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