We seldom agree with Vermont's Independent Congressman Bernard Sanders. But we're pleased Bernie won House passage of a resolution urging the State Department to intervene on behalf of Ngwang Choephel.

Ngwang Choephel studied at Middlebury in the early 1990s. But today the former Vermont student is a political prisoner. He was arrested while visiting his Tibetan homeland in 1995 to film a documentary on native folk dance.

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