Tibetan activist put on trial in China for inciting separatism.
Tashi had advocated for greater use of Tibetan in education, bemoaning the use of Mandarin for most instruction in classrooms where the majority of students are Tibetan. Many Tibetans view language policies as an attempt by the government to destroy their culture.
I was fascinated to see the amount of grafﬁti on the walls of the cellblocks, a clear expression of the prisoners’ imaginations and how they had handled the period behind bars. The drawings – of religious ﬁgures, people, even a bicycle – were reminders of another life.
SIEGFRIED MODOLA/ photographer / Reuters
The central prison capital Bangui
(Photographer Siegfried Modola)