Students for a Free Tibet welcomes Dhondup Wangchen to the United States!

Students for a Free Tibet welcomes the news of Tibetan filmmaker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen’s safe arrival to the United States. After being separated from his family for more than a decade, we are overjoyed he is once again with his wife and children. In 2008, Dhondup Wangchen was arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison by the Chinese government for making a documentary called “Leaving Fear Behind.”  

In a statement issued by “Filming for Tibet” on December 27, 2017, Dhondup Wangchen said,

“After many years, this is the first time I’m enjoying the feeling of safety and freedom. I would like to thank everyone who made it possible for me to hold my wife and children in my arms again. However, I also feel the pain of having left behind my country, Tibet.”

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