China: Tibetan film-maker may face unfair trial, Dhondup Wangchen

Index Number: ASA 17/033/2009

Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan documentary-maker, is awaiting trial for “inciting separatism” in Xining city, the capital of Qinghai province in western China. The authorities have forced his lawyers to stop representing him, casting doubts over the fairness of his trial proceedings. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained for his peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression.

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