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China: Film-maker jailed for six years

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

2 Responses to China: Film-maker jailed for six years

  1. tpmcbnrmccy

    4 July at 11:49

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  2. Graceland

    30 June at 22:19

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

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