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Canadian Senator Thanh Hai Ngo calls upon China to immediately release and exonerate Tashi Wangchuk.

June 12, 2018

Canada Tibet Committee, June 6, 2018– On Tuesday, June 5, Honorable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo made a statement on state of political prisoners in Tibet, focusing on Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.

In November 2017, Senator Ngo along with 4 other Senators rose in the Senate chamber to support Senator Dennis Patterson’s inquiry on the human rights situation in Tibet. During the inquiry, Senator Ngo covered the case of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.

Six months later, the Chinese government sentenced Tashi Wangchuk for 5 years in prison on the charges of “inciting separatism”. Such inhuman and harsh sentencing of a native language advocate prompted strong criticism from various international governments, parliamentarians and media.

Senator Ngo continued his support for human rights in Tibet by urging the Canadian senators to support language preservation in Tibet. He said “let us acknowledge Mr. Tashi’s tenacity in his pursuit of preserving his native tongue and heritage through peaceful activism, and let us aim to emulate the same noble character. Let us demand that Canada call upon China to immediately release and exonerate Tashi Wangchuk and other political prisoners.”

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