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Tibet-Lhamotso-Oslo-2014Dharamshala: - A Tibetan filmmaker, Dhondup Wangchen is awarded with The Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent at Oslo Freedom Forum.

The award was accepted by Dhondup Wangchen's wife Lhamo Tso, who had been campaigning around the world for the release of her husband since he was sentenced for six-year on December, 2009.

On its official website it said that the award The Václav Havel International Prize is awarded for 'Creative Dissent who, with bravery and ingenuity, unmask the lie of dictatorship by living in truth.'

In 2006, Dhondup Wangchen and his friend Golok Jigme Gyatso, a senior Tibetan monk, documented views of ordinary Tibetan people on the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government rule in the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The 25-minute video documentary where 108 ordinary Tibetans were interviewed was titled 'Leaving Fear Behind' and had a secret screening in Beijing before being screened throughout the world.

However, Golok Jigme safely arrived in Dharamshala earlier this year after attempts to arrest him on alleged charge of murder.

Vaclav Havel was a Czech writer, dissident and statesman. He took part in Velvet Revolution and the role he played is widely considered to be a major reason responsible for toppling of communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989.

Earlier last week, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay spoke at the Forum 2000, which was founded in 1996 as a joint initiative of the late Czech President Václav Havel, Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel.

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