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Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s lawyer Liang Xiaojun, tweeted yesterday that Tashi Wangchuk’s five- year sentence was upheld by the Qinghai High Court.
The tweet further states the argument presented by Tashi and his defense lawyer were both rejected by the appeal court.
The Tibetan language rights activist was found guilty of “inciting separating” in January 2018 after he appeared in a New York Times interview advocating for Tibetan language education.
“It is not surprising that the appeal court upheld Tashi Wangchuk’s unfair sentence. China continues to violate international law and its own domestic laws with impunity,” said CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay.
Tashi’s case had garnered an international outcry with UN human rights experts issuing a joint statement calling for the vague charges against him to be dropped. Representatives from the US, Canada, EU and the UK had all been denied entry to the trial back in January 2018.