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Wife of imprisoned tibetan filmmaker in Berlin

October 8, 2010

Press Invitation
Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V.
October 4, 2010

Berlin, the 4th of October 2010

Lhamo Tso, wife of the imprisoned tibetan
filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, is visiting Berlin
from 05/10/2010 – 10/10/2010.Together with the
Tibet Initiative Deutschland (TID) she will be
supporting the release of her husband and the
adherence of human rights in Tibet: “My husband
has made use of his freedom of expression, for
what they took six years of his life!”

TID’s chairman Wolfgang Grader calls on the
policymakers to administer to Dhondup Wangchens
case, too: “He is in a poor health and said to be
tortured during the hearings. His fate is not an isolated case in Tibet.”

The filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen was sentenced to
six years in jail by a chinese court in 2009 for
portraying the conditions in occupied Tibet in
his secretly shot movie “Leaving Fear Behind”.
The film was smuggled out of the country only a
few days prior to the uprisings in March 2008.
Lhamo Tso is living under hardening conditions
since she escaped to Indian exile and has to
sustain not only her children, but also the parents of her husband.

6/10/2010 9pm: Screening "Leaving Fear Behind" with Lhamo Tso
Z-inema / Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin

7/10/2010 10.30 am: Press-meeting with Lhamo Tso
Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V., Greifswalder
Straße 4 (HH, Level 2), 10405 Berlin

The Tibet Initiative Deutschland has collected
more than 10.000 signatures and supports the
movie’s propagation. They have espoused the right
of self determination of the Tibetan people and
the adherence of human rights in occupied Tibet,
since their foundation in 1989. They give Tibet a
strong voice with 60 regional groups and nearly
2000 members throughout Germany. TID is
predominantly funded by subscriptions and donations of individuals.

RSVP to Nicolas Schmitt, ph. 030-42081534, mobile
0176-96739146, presse@tibet-initiative.de, www.tibet-initiative.de

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Nicolas Schmitt
Referent für Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V.
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: + 49 (0) 30 42 08 15 34
Fax: + 49 (0) 30 42 08 15 22
E-Mail: presse@tibet-initiative.de
www.tibet-initiative.de
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