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By Index on Censorship / 8 January 2010
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