Text of on-line petition for the release of Dhondup Wangchen

President of the People’s Republic of China
Xi Jinping
The State Council General Office
2 Fuyoujie, Xichengqu
Beijingshi 100017
People's Republic of China

Your Excellency,

We wish to express our concern that Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, has been imprisoned for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

Thousands of citizens of the Czech Republic are supporting Dhondup Wangchen and are asking you to release him immediately.

We call on the authorities to guarantee that while he remains in custody, he will not be tortured or otherwise ill-treated, and will have access to his family, legal assistance of his choosing and any medical care he may require.

We also call on Chinese government to respect the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan citizens, including freedom of expression and freedom of gathering.

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.