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Search Results Detail for 'Tashi Wangchug'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2016-00077   Ethnic Group: Tibetan
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: eth/spch/assoc   Age at Detention: 30
Main Name: Tashi Wangchug   Religion: Tibetan Buddhist
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 扎西旺珠(音) Occupation: business op., shop
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Additional Name(s): Tashi Wangchuk   Residence Province: Qinghai Province
Pinyin Name: Zhaxi Wangzhu   Residence Prefecture: Yushu [Yulshul] Tibetan Auto. Pref.
  Residence County: Yushu [Kyegudo] Shi (cty.)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2016/01/27
Current Prison: Yushu Pref. PSB Det. Ctr.
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Qinghai Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yushu [Yulshul] Tibetan Auto. Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yushu [Kyegudo] Shi (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri   Formal Arrest Date: 2016/03/04
Trial Court: Yushu [Yushu] Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2018/01/04
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Short Summary
According to AI (18 January 17), NYT (10 March 16; 30 March 16; 28 November 15; 4 January 18), and RFA (3 January 18), on January 27, 2016, public security officials detained Tashi Wangchug, age 30, in Yushu (Kyegudo) city, Yushu TAP, Qinghai province. Yushu City PSB Detention Center officials refused to allow a family member to visit him. Authorities charged him with "inciting separatism" (CL, art. 103) on March 4, 2016, and indicted him on the same charge in early January 2017. On January 4, 2017, Tashi pleaded not guilty during his trial before the Yushu TAP Intermediate People's Court. At the conclusion of the trial, the presiding judge said the judgment would be announced at a later date. Described as "a vocal but moderate advocate for bilingual education," Tashi had reposted a Sina Weibo message that "urged the legislature and legislative advisory committee of Qinghai Province . . . to enhance bilingual education and hire more bilingual civil servants." Tashi reportedly was "trying to file a lawsuit to compel the authorities to provide more Tibetan education." Authorities previously detained Tashi twice, the first time for attempting an illegal journey to India over 10 years ago and the second time for criticizing local officials in online posts in 2012.