culture education: Tashi, 32, has pleaded not guilty, according to Metro News. If convicted, he could face a prison term of five years or as many as 15 years, Liang said. Tashi Wangchuk's lawyer Liang Xiaojun told The Associated Press that a judge in Qinghai province heard oral arguments for four hours and will issue a verdict at an unspecified date. Liang says prosecutors presented evidence focused on a nine-minute video the Times made in 2015 that told of how Tashi tried to sue local officials for denying Tibetans language and culture education. Tashi was detained in January 2016, two months after The Times published its video and accompanying article. The Times' website is blocked in China. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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