Dhondup Wangchen

Dhondup Wangchen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dhondup Wangchen (born 17 October 1974) is a Tibetan filmmaker currently imprisoned by the Chinese government on charges related to his documentary Leaving Fear Behind. Numerous international human rights organizations have protested his detention, and Amnesty International named him a prisoner of conscience.Dhondup Wangchen was born into a farming family in 1974, in Bayen in the Tsoshar region of Amdo. His family later moved to the capital of Lhasa. There Dhondup Wangchen witnessed a pro-independence demonstration repressed by security authorities, an experience that a relative would later describe as critical to his "political awareness." In 1993, he and a cousin crossed the Himalayas into India on foot, walking over 5,000 miles to receive the blessing of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. He returned to Tibet shortly after to act as an activist for the Tibetan independence movement, but was forced to flee and seek political asylum with Switzerland in 2002.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136746565
  • 9786136746562