China: Film-maker jailed for six years
08 Jan 2010
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Film-maker Dhondup Wangchen has been jailed for six years in China for making a documentary which featured the unvarnished political views of Tibetans.

In his film, Leaving Fear Behind, Wangchen interviewed 108 ordinary Tibetans giving them the chance to speak out about the country’s political situation.

Wangchen, 35,  was sentenced in December but his film company claim that he  was unable to file an appeal – the appeal period expired yesterday – because he was denied access to his lawyer. Read more here or here

2 responses to “China: Film-maker jailed for six years”

  1. Graceland says:

    Well put, sir, well put. I’ll ctearnily make note of that.