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China: Activist Convicted for Promoting Tibetan Language

Expand People mark the anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule at a demonstration opposite Downing Street in London, United Kingdom on March 10, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters / Henry Nicholls (New York) – The Chinese authorities’ baseless prosecution of a Tibetan language rights activist demonstrates the government’s contempt for the rights of minority peoples, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2018, a court in Yushu prefecture, Qinghai province, sentenced Tashi Wangchuk to 5 years for “inciting separatism.” Governments, United Nations human rights experts, and international…

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