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Prison sentence for activist Tibet after interview

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BEIJING – A Chinese court has a Tibetan activist sentenced to five years in prison. The authorities had the 33-year-old Tashi Wangchuk accused of inciting separatism after he in 2015, a critical interview, had given to the newspaper The New York Times.

Wangchuk said in the interview, the fear that future generations of Tibetans and their language is not more control, because increasingly Standaardmandarijn is spoken. ,,In politics, it is said that if a country has a different country wants to eliminate them first, the spoken and the written language should eliminate,” he said.

The Chinese authorities arrested the activist in early 2016. Prosecutors referred during the trial to the interview, said one of the lawyers of the man The New York Times. Wangchuk emphasized to advocate for an independent Tibet. He said, only to convert for the rights of minorities, including the right to their own language.

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