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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Albanian Ex-Prisoner Sets Himself on Fire

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Albanian authorities say another former political prisoner has set himself on fire to protest delays in government compensation for victims of the country’s communist government. Officials said Wednesday 47-year-old Lirak Bejko was admitted to a hospital after suffering burns to his body. Another man was hospitalized with burns on Monday. The two are among a […]

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