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Two More Monks Self-Immolate in Southwestern China

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China says a former Tibetan monk has died after he and another man set themselves on fire in southwestern China — the latest in more than a dozen self-immolations by Tibetan Buddhists in the region in less than a year. The Xinhua news agency, in a report Sunday, said the incidents occurred Friday in Sichuan […]

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Activists: Tibetan Dies After Self-immolation

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan groups in exile say a former Buddhist monk has died several days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. Activists said Friday that Tenzin Phuntsog died of his burns in a hospital in Tibet on December 6. Chinese officials have not confirmed his death. Rights groups said Tenzin Phuntsog had […]

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Chinese Report Blames Exiled Monk for Immolations

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese expert on Tibet has accused religious leaders close to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, of using extremist teachings to push Buddhist monks in China to set fire to themselves. Nine monks and two nuns have set themselves on fire in ethnically Tibetan parts of southwest China this year to protest religious […]

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Top US Diplomat Criticizes China’s Treatment of Tibetans

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says China must improve its human rights record, including its treatment of Tibetans. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States is “alarmed” by recent incidents of people lighting themselves on fire in “desperate acts of protest” against China. Eleven Tibetan monks and nuns have set themselves on fire since March […]

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Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Nepal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Thursday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese policy in Tibet. Police say the man was dressed in monk’s clothing and was wrapped in a Tibetan flag. He chanted “long, live Tibet,” before setting himself on fire. Police say the man’s […]

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Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Nepal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Thursday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese policy in Tibet. Police say the man was dressed in monk’s clothing and had a Tibetan flag wrapped around himself. He chanted “long, live Tibet,” before setting himself on fire. Police say […]

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Tibetan Leader Implores Buddhist Monks and Nuns to Stop Self-Immolation

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Tibetan Buddhist leader is imploring monks and nuns to stop setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese repression. The Karmapa Lama said from exile in New Delhi Wednesday that Buddhism teaches that life is precious. He said there are few Tibetans and that every one is valuable to the Tibetan cause. Eleven nuns […]

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US Asks China to Address Tibetan Issues

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has urged the Chinese government to address its “counter-productive policies” in Tibetan areas, saying it was concerned about a recent spate of self-immolations. State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says China’s policies have created tensions which threaten the unique religious, cultural, and linguistic identity of the Tibetan people. She urged the Chinese government […]

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Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Indian Capital

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Friday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against China. Police in the Indian capital overpowered 25-year-old Sherab TseDor and extinguished the flames. He was hospitalized with minor burns. Before his protest, TseDor issued a statement calling for an […]

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Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in New Delhi

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Friday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against China. Police in the Indian capital overpowered 25-year-old Sherab TseDor and extinguished the flames. He was hospitalized with minor burns. Before his protest, TseDor issued a statement calling for an […]

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