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Nun and Advocate for India’s Tribal People Killed

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Roman Catholic nun who advocated for the rights of India’s tribal people has been brutally killed in her home in eastern India. Sister Valsa John had been helping tribal groups who were displaced by coal mining companies in Jharkhand state. Her brother says she had received threats from local coal mine owners. He told […]

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Rights Group Deplores Chinese Policies Against Tibetans

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says the news that a Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire and died shows a “new level of desperation” against Chinese policies in the region. An Amnesty International official, Sam Zarifi, said Tuesday Chinese authorities should heed the demands of Tibetans to freely practice their religion and enjoy their […]

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Rights Group Deplores Chinese Policies Against Tibetans

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says the news that a Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire and died shows a “new level of desperation” against Chinese policies in the region. An Amnesty International official, Sam Zarifi, said Tuesday Chinese authorities should heed the demands of Tibetans to freely practice their religion and enjoy their […]

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Tibetan Nun Self-Immolates in Anti-China Protest

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan Buddhist nun has set herself on fire in southwestern China to protest Chinese policies in the region. The Tibetan exile network, known as Free Tibet, reported that the nun, 20-year-old Tenzin Wangmo, died Monday after lighting herself on fire in Sichuan province near the border with Tibet. The London-based group said she was […]

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