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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1308: tabled on 23 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the sentence of five years imprisonment from the Chinese Authorities for Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk; notes that human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have condemned the sentence; further notes that Tashi Wangchuk has peacefully and consistently advocated for rights for the Tibetan language in schools in the region; recognises that the main evidence used against Tashi Wangchuk was a video for the New York Times detailing his campaign; further recognises that that video proved Tashi Wangchuk operated through entirely peaceful and legitimate means; and calls on the Government to pressure the Chinese Government to release Tashi Wangchuk and other peaceful Tibetan activists.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.