Stars join new Free Tibet campaign

16th December 2013

Peter Gabriel, Thom Yorke, Serj Tankian and more call for release of Tibetan singers

Today we are launching our new campaign on imprisoned Tibetan singers in Tibet. Music is a vital part of Tibetan culture and singers are using it as a form of protest. We're calling on China to release singers jailed in Tibet in 2012 and 2013 for songs celebrating Tibetan culture and calling for freedom.

Sentenced for singing

Lolo, Chakdor, Pema Trinley, Kalsang Yarphel and Shawo Tashi were arrested or sentenced this year. Achok Phulsung and Choksal were jailed last year. Lolo faces six years in jail, the longest of the sentences. A further two singers - Trinley Tsekar and Gongpo Tenzin were arrested in November and further information is being sought about their circumstances.

World famous support

To help us launch our campaign we are very excited to announce the support of world renowned musicians Peter Gabriel, Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Serj Tankian (System of a Down) and Tjinder Singh (Cornershop).

Take action for Tibet

action10.jpgPlease sign our petition to Wu Aiying, China's Minister of Justice, calling on China to release eight singers jailed in Tibet for songs celebrating Tibetan culture and calling for freedom.