Lhamo Tso speaks – The trials of a political prisoner’s wife

This April the 30th at 5:30 pm, join us at Parkdale Library as we host Lhamo Tso on her Canada-wide speaking tour campaigning for the release of her husband Dhondup Wangchen. Lhamo Tso will be speaking about her life in Tibet, the events that led to Dhondup Wangchen’s arrest and the current challenges she faces in his absence, with her four children, after her escape to India.

Dhondup Wangchen was imprisoned in Tibet in March 2008 for “inciting subversion”, as Chinese authorities put it. All he did was share, through film recording, Tibetan people’s opinions and genuine concerns about the eradication of their culture and identity in their own land by the oppressive regime that is China. At the time, ahead of the Beijing Olympics, China boasted of a content populace and unprecedented development in occupied areas like Tibet.

Please attend to show support, and find out ways in which we can help secure an early release, and most importantly an early reunion for Dhondup Wangchen with his wife and four children.

Date: 30th April 2012, at 5:30 pm
Location: Parkdale Public Library, at 1303 Queen Street West
Program:  A screening of Leaving Fear Behind, followed by Lhamo Tso’s talk and Q&A
Contact: Urgyen Badheytsang, at 647 637 1810 or ugen@studentsforafreetibet.org

 

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