Tibetan filmmaker sentenced to 6 years..HELP Dhondup NOW!

We’ve just learned that Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan filmmaker
who made the remarkable documentary “Leaving Fear Behind,” has
been sentenced to a six-year prison term. According to Radio
Free Asia and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, he was sentenced
on December 28, 2009. The Chinese government has yet to confirm
the sentencing but Dhondup Wangchen’s family has released a
statement based on information they received from Tibet. Read
the statement here:

While we are saddened by this news, we believe that
international pressure is making a difference in his case. It
appears that Dhondup Wangchen is trying to appeal his sentence,
so it is critical that we keep the pressure on.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION: Send the letter below to Chinese President
Hu Jintao. Your letter will also be sent to China’s Ambassador
to the United Nations Zhang Yesui:

Please also call the Chinese authorities in Washington, D.C. and
Beijing to demand Dhondup Wangchen’s immediate release (note:
Beijing is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.) The Chinese
government refers to Dhondup Wangchen as Dangzhi Xiangqian
(phonetic: Dang-Jeh She-ang Chi-an.)

In Washington, D.C
Chinese Embassy: +1-202-495-2000 (General Line) or
+1-202-495-2171 (Political Office)

In Beijing
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +8610 6596 1114 or +8610
6596 3100
Chinese Ministry of Justice: +8610 6520 6706 or +8610 6520 6706

You can post the Dhondup Wangchen action alert on your Facebook,
blog, website, and other social networking site:

You can also change your Facebook profile picture to the image

Tibetans and their supporters are organizing protests and vigils
in response to the sentencing to show China that people
worldwide are gravely concerned for Dhondup Wangchen’s
well-being. For more information and resources, please contact:

More ways to take action will be posted shortly on SFT’s
website: http//:www.studentsforafreetibet.org/leavingfearbehind

Thank you for making a difference,

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