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Tibetan Woman Dies in Self-Immolation

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rights activists say a Tibetan cab driver and mother of two died Saturday after setting herself afire, the latest death in a wave of self-immolations to protest Chinese rule. The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet said in a release Sunday that Chagmo Kyi set herself ablaze in Tongren county in western China’s Qinghai province. The […]

Japan’s Abe: We Want to Help the Suffering Tibet People

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The man who could become Japan’s next prime minister met with the Dalai Lama Tuesday and called for freedom in Tibet, prompting an immediate protest by the Chinese government. Former prime minister Shinzo Abe, an outspoken nationalist who has been critical of Beijing, joined around 130 other parliamentarians in welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader […]

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Dalai Lama on Self-Immolations: China Must Move Beyond Blame Game

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is speaking out about the growing number of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. The Tibetan spiritual leader said Monday China needs to conduct a “serious investigation” into the self-immolations rather than just place the blame on him. The comments were first reported by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency. At […]

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Chinese Media: Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media reports a Tibet man has died after setting himself on fire, raising the total of self-immolation protests to seven in a week. The teenager set himself ablaze Saturday in front of the a monastery in northwestern China’s Gansu province. He was identified as Gonpo Tsering. The deadly protests come as China’s leaders […]

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China Rebuffs UN for Criticizing it on Tibet Unrest

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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China has lashed out at U.N. criticism of Beijing’s handling of unrest in Tibetan areas, where there have been frequent self-immolations and other protests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that self-immolations have been instigated by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and are used to encourage people to engage in “separatist” […]

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Tibetan Artist Sets Himself on Fire in China – Reports

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan artist has died after setting himself on fire in the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule, and residents are said to be afraid to leave their homes because large numbers of security forces are in the area. The Tibetan government-in-exile and activist groups said the man set fire to himself Sunday in Tongren, […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges China to Address Tibetan Grievances

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ top human rights official has urged China to address the many grievances in Tibetan areas that have led to a growing number of deadly protests. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement Friday that social stability in Tibet will never be achieved through heavy security measures and […]

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Self-Immolation at Famous Monastery in NW China

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan has set himself on fire and died to protest Chinese policies in Tibet. Rights groups say a 61-year-old farmer named Dhondup set himself ablaze Monday near the remote Labrang Monastery in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Some witnesses said monks from the monastery surrounded the charred body to prevent Chinese officials from claiming the […]

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Self-Immolations Controversial in Buddhist Community

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The practice of self-immolation is controversial in the Buddhist community, but it is a topic that has come to the forefront after more than 50 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese policies in their homeland. Any kind of suicide is rare in Buddhist communities, where people believe in rebirth after death. A […]

Tibetan Self-Immolates in Protest Against Chinese Rule

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An ethnic Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule. VOA’s Tibetan service is reporting that Tamdrin Dorjee killed himself near the Tsoe monastery in northwest China’s Gansu province. He is believed to be the grandfather of the seventh Gungthang Rinpoche, one of the most revered religious leaders […]