President Macron: Help Free Tibetan Tashi Wangchuk

French President Macron will make his first official visit to China on 8 January, just days after Tibetan Tashi Wangchuk's trial starts. Tashi Wangchuk was detained in January 2016 after he featured in a New York Times in which he advocated for the rights of Tibetans to learn and study in their mother tongue. Despite expressing explicitly that he was not calling for Tibetan independence, he is now facing a politically motivated charge of “inciting separatism” and faces a sentence of 15 years.

Call on President Macron to urgently raise Tashi's case with President Xi Jinping and make a strong public statement for his freedom.