Jailed musicians


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At least eleven singers have been imprisoned by China in Tibet since 2012, joining thousands of other political prisoners in this occupied country. You can learn more about them here.

Many are jailed without explanation and disappear for months on end. One has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The United Nations has described torture in Tibet as being "widespread" and "routine".

Tell China's Minister of Justice Wu Aiying to release Tibet's Jailed Musicians and to ensure that all Tibetans are free to express themselves without fear of punishment.

To Wu Aiying

Since 2012, eleven singers have been imprisoned in Tibet after writing and performing songs about Tibet and the hopes and concerns of its people.

Singing songs in your own language about the issues of concern to your own people is not a crime. The right to freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

China must respect those principles and as its Minister of Justice I urge you to release Lolo, Shawo Tashi, Pema Thinley, Chakdor, Chokyal, Achok Phulshung, Kalsang Yarphel, Trinley Tsekar, Gongpo Tsezin, Pema Rigzin and Gaybay immediately, and to ensure that all artists in Tibet and all Tibetans are free to express themselves without fear of arrest, imprisonment or any other form of punishment.

Yours sincerely

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