Tibetan documentary filmmaker faces trial in eastern Tibet for "inciting separatism."

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11 Responses to “Tibetan documentary filmmaker faces trial in eastern Tibet for "inciting separatism."”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe not a positive response but i don’t think theres anything that WE here can do. They execute people over there for similar charges. The mans innocent but their government wants slaves not freemen walking their country. He will be made an example for all others who wish to think outside of government mandated thinking points. His internment wont change anyones minds really but they’ll be afraid to speak up which for the Chinese government always will be good enough, since its the best response they can hope for.

    Good luck telling the Chinese their wrong to jail him and get back to me when they’ve unconditionally released him. I don’t think I’ll hold my breath for this one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And yet we drift on buying Chinese borrowing Chinese becoming Chinese.

    Peace

    Free Tibet

  3. wylkyn says:

    “He is being targeted for simply exercising his right to freedom of expression”

    Does he have a right to freedom of expression under the Chinese government? I’m honestly asking this, since I am not familiar with their laws.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Actually, yes, under China’s constitution he has the right to freedom of expression and under the Criminal Procedure Law of 1997 he also has the right to representation at trial (Art. IV). The limitation on these rights, as with *every* right supposedly enshrined in the Chinese constitution, is that the government can do literally anything it wants in the name of preserving the integrity and security of the country. In practice, this makes any rights Chinese people supposedly have meaningless, illusory. Not that the concept of “law” really means very much – trials almost have whatever outcome they’re supposed to have based on political expectations. They’re not proper trials at all, because their purpose is not to determine guilt or innocence – that’s preordained.

    Also unfortunate is that the constitution of the PRC builds Han supremacy, the nearly incoherent “one China” policy, and absolute national unity of the invented 56 ethnicities right in. It’s a fat load of nonsense, really.

  5. Takuan says:

    the letter to Wu Aiying is good, but don’t forget to write your own government too.

  6. highlyverbal says:

    “Dhondup Wangchen has been detained since March 2008 and has suffered torture and ill-treatement at the hands of the Chinese authorities.”

    Are you seriously suggesting that we write to China and say they can’t incarcerate/torture people? Don’t we first have to … um … stop torturing people ourselves?

    Moral authority of Americans on torture = zero.

  7. Takuan says:

    in America, objecting to use of torture by republicans results in being ignored while they are in power. In China, objecting to torture results in being tortured.

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