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Latest Self-Immolation in Tibet Brings Total to 54

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from Tibet say another protester demanding Tibetan freedom has set himself on fire, bringing the number of Tibetans known to have self-immolated to 54. Sources in Tibet say a 27-year-old father of two, Sangay Gyatso, set himself on fire in eastern Tibet near the Dokar monastery, on Saturday. He is believed to have died. […]

Tibetan Blogger Self-Immolates, Leaves Posts Behind

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service a 43-year-old poet and blogger named Gudrup doused himself in flames Thursday in Dreru, Tibet – part of the area China has designated the Tibet Autonomous Region. Witnesses said Gudrup was badly burned when he was brought to a hospital. A doctor later told them Gudrup had died but the […]

Tibetan Self-Immolates in China’s Qinghai, Prompting Security Clampdown

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources tell VOA that a Tibetan man has set himself on fire in western China’s Qinghai province, in a protest against Chinese rule, prompting a security clampdown in the area. The incident happened late Saturday in Zadoi county of Qinghai’s Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The sources in Yushu and in the Tibetan exile hub […]

More Tibetan Protesters Set Themselves on Fire

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China’s policies in Tibet. The latest in a long series of self-immolations took place Monday outside the gates of the Kirti Monastery in China’s Sichuan Province – an area Tibetans call Ngaba. Sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service two men set themselves ablaze, calling for Tibet […]

Tibetan Nomad Self-Immolates in China

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The London-based rights group Free Tibet says a Tibetan nomad in central China has become the third person this week to set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule. Free Tibet Director Stephanie Brigden tells VOA the 24-year-old man, named Jopa, set himself on fire Friday in the township of Meruma in Aba county in […]

One Dead After Two Tibetans Self-Immolate

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A London-based human rights group says two more Tibetans have self-immolated in southwestern China, and at least one of them has died. Britain-based Free Tibet says a woman named Dolkar Kyi died at Tso Monastery in Gansu province Tuesday after setting herself on fire. Free Tibet also says a 21-year-old monk from Kirti Monastery in […]

Activists Call for Global Pressure on China After Tibetan’s Suicide

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The London-based rights group Free Tibet says the death of an 18-year-old Tibetan monk in a self-immolation protest in southwest China Tuesday should prompt international pressure on Beijing to “let Tibetans decide their own future.” In a written statement, Free Tibet director Stephanie Brigden said Tuesday’s suicide of Lobsang Lozin in Sichuan province shows that […]

Report: Another Tibetan Monks Sets Himself On Fire

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile report that another monk set himself on fire in eastern Tibet to protest China’s policies in the Tibetan-populated areas. Lobsang Tsultrim, a monk of restive Kirti monastery, set himself on fire Friday afternoon in Ngaba in Sichuan province. Chinese security forces reportedly smothered out the flames and drove the monk, still alive, […]

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