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Another Tibetan Burns Himself to Death in China

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan has burned himself to death in China, even as Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas continue to crack down on anti-government activists ahead of this week’s celebration of the Tibetan New Year Tibetans living in exile in India tell VOA that another Tibetan set himself on fire Sunday at the Zamthang monastery in Ngaba. […]

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Violence Breaks Out at Protest Against Senegal’s President

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The western African nation of Senegal was the scene of more protests Sunday against plans by President Abdoulaye Wade to seek a third term in office in an election one week away. Police in the capital Dakar fired tear gas and rubber bullets against rock-throwing demonstrators. Several injuries were reported. The protests began late last […]

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China’s Crackdown on Tibetan Acitivists Leads to Writer’s Arrest

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Tibetan regions of southwestern China are continuing a recent crackdown against anti-Chinese government activists ahead of this week’s celebration of the Tibetan New Year and in advance of the March anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile. News reports from Sichuan province say a Tibetan writer, identified as 33-year-old Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, […]

Cars Circle Moscow in Anti-Putin Protest

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Russian drivers are circling central Moscow to demand that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin allow free elections in Russia. Cars festooned with white balloons and ribbons traveled along the Garden Ring, a 16-kilometer loop around the Kremlin. The Sunday protest comes two weeks before the presidential election that Mr. Putin is expected to win. […]

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South Koreans Protest China’s Plan to Repatriate North Koreans

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters have rallied outside the Chinese embassy in the South Korean capital against Beijing’s plans to repatriate 33 recent refugees from North Korea. Some of the protesters Saturday in Seoul carried banners and chanted slogans asking for the release of the North Koreans, who were arrested after crossing the border into China. North Korean defector […]

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Another Tibetan Monk Reportedly Dies After Setting Himself on Fire

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan monk has reportedly died after setting himself on fire in China’s Qinghai province. Radio Free Asia identified the monk as Tamchoe Sangpo who was protesting the presence of Chinese security forces at his monastery. His death is part of a series of self-immolations that have occurred recently in protest against Chinese rule over […]

Kurds Mark 13th Anniversary of PKK Founder’s Capture

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Kurds in parts of southeastern Turkey have marked the 13th anniversary of the capture of former Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan with protests and business closures. Supporters of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party threw Molotov cocktails at the police in the mostly Kurdish city of Hakkari, in a show of support for Ocalan. Police used […]

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Reports: Tibetan Monk Sets Himself on Fire in China

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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An 19-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire Monday in China’s troubled southwestern Sichuan province. Tibetans in exile said Lobsang Gyatso shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government before burning himself at about 2 p.m. local time. Reports say Chinese security forces moved in quickly to extinguish the flames and took the teenager […]

Tibetan Nun Dies from Self-Immolation in China

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An 18-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire late Saturday in China’s troubled southwestern Sichuan province, and later died of her injuries. An activist group, Free Tibet, issued a statement Sunday identifying the nun as Tenzin Choedon, who shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government before setting herself on fire. Tibetan activists said […]

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Tibetan Nun Dies from Self-Immolation in China

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An 18-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun is reported to have died after setting herself on fire in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Tibetan activists identified the nun as Tenzin Choedon, who was quickly taken away by Chinese security forces. Her nunnery, located in Aba county, east of Tibet, was immediately sealed off. The nun’s death brings the […]

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