Victoria Nuland, state department spokesperson highlights Dhondup Wangchen’s case on April 20, 2012 in view of UNESCO World Press Freedom Day on May 5th.
On the website humanrights.gov Dhondups case is prominently discussed. It says: “As World Press Freedom Day approaches on May 3, journalists are being silenced around the world. In too many places, journalists are imprisoned, attacked, intimidated, murdered or disappeared for trying to report the news or exercise freedom of expression.”
At the daily briefing on April 20, 2012, Mrs. Nuland mentioned right at the beginning Dhondup Wangchen’s case: “Today’s case is the case of Dhondup Wangchen, who is a Tibetan filmmaker who was detained by Chinese authorities on March 8th on charges related to the production of his 25-minute documentary film titled, “Leaving Fear Behind.” He was reportedly beaten, deprived of food and sleep during his interrogation, and held incommunicado for a full year. You can see his full story on our website.”