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Tibetan Dies in First 2013 Immolation Protest

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas. The man, named Tsebey, was in his early twenties. Authorities say he died at the protest site in the Sangchu region of eastern Tibet. Tibetan activists say it was the first self-immolation of 2013. Since 2009, […]

Tibetan Dies in First Immolation Protest of New Year

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas. The man, named Tsebey, was in his early twenties. Authorities say he died at the protest site in the Sangchu region of eastern Tibet. Tibetan activists say it was the first self-immolation of 2013. Since 2009, […]

China Rejects US View on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming China’s restrictive policies in Tibet for a rise in self-immolation protests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday called the remarks “disgusting” and said the Tibet issue has nothing to do with human rights, ethnicity or religion. Hong repeated […]

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China Rejects U.S. Accusation on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming Beijing’s policies in Tibet for a string of self-immolation protests. Maria Otero, a U.S. undersecretary of state and special coordinator for Tibetan issues, expressed concern about the burnings Wednesday and called on Beijing to let Tibetans express their grievances freely. […]

China Rejects U.S. Accusation on Rights in Tibet

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming Beijing’s policies in Tibet for a string of self-immolation protests. Maria Otero, a U.S. undersecretary of state and special coordinator for Tibetan issues, expressed concern about the burnings Wednesday and called on Beijing to let Tibetans express their grievances freely. […]

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Tibetan Monk Dies From Self-Immolation

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources tell VOA that another person has set himself on fire in western China, as part of a protest against Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas. Sources say a 29-year-old monk, Lobsang Gendun, had his hands clasped in prayer as flames engulfed him Monday evening. Witnesses in Qinghai province say the monk shouted slogans […]

Tibetan Teen Injured in Self-Immolation

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources tell VOA that a 17-year old Tibetan man has set himself on fire as part of a protest against Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas of western China. Sources say Songdhi Kyab from the Gannan region of Gansu province self-immolated around 3:30 p.m. local time Sunday. Witnesses say he was alive but appeared […]

Two More Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile say two more of their compatriots have died after setting themselves on fire in protest of China’s policies in their region. VOA’s Tibetan Service learned that 31-year-old Tsering Namgyal, a father of two, died Thursday in the town of Luchu in the northeastern part of Tibet, after self-immolating in front of a […]

Tibetan Man Dies in Self-Immolation in China’s West

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule of Tibet. Tibetan sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service that 35-year-old Tsering Dhondup self-immolated near a mining site in northwestern China’s Gansu province. More than 300 monks are reported to have assembled to pray for him. Sources say Dhondup often called for […]

2 Tibetans Die in Self-Immolation

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights activists say a 24-year-old Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in his homeland. Hours earlier on Saturday, a cab driver and mother of two died after setting herself afire, the latest death in a wave of self-immolations to protest Chinese rule. Several sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Language […]