07/12/2010 11:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Opinion=Opression: Risking Death to Make a Movie

On a regular basis, I do something that most people in the free world do -- I ask my friends their opinion on something: politics, religion, sports, a concert...and I take for granted the fact that this is OK.

I don't expect my government to come charging down on me because I ask my friends about the Olympics.

On other days, I may interview people, and post these on YouTube: I've done this countless times as I talk with young people about social change and activism.

As I flip through Facebook, there are tons of companies that want to solicit my opinion, on virtually EVERYTHING, in the name of marketing data.

But what if asking people their opinion was considered "subversion of state power" -- and you were denied an attorney, and sentenced to six years in a labor camp?

That is exactly what happened to a young Tibetan civilian, Dhondup Wangchen.

In Dharamsala, I met Dhondup's wife, Lhamo Tso. Lhamo has worked tirelessly to tell her husband's story -- her husband is in desperate need of medical attention and your voices can make this happen.

You can read
Amnesty International's report and recommended actions.

Please use your voice for those who have had theirs stolen and silenced.