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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 PM-in-Exile ‘Ready to Engage’ in China Talks

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rising tensions, including an ongoing Chinese crackdown on dissent, will not stop Tibet’s government-in-exile from seeking talks with Beijing. Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay told reporters in New Delhi Friday the next step is up to China. “We are ready to engage in dialogue with the Chinese government anytime, anywhere, this is where we stand. But […]

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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 […]

Tibetans Hope China’s New Leaders Bring New Policies

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are meeting this week in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala to discuss the plight of Tibetan people under Chinese rule of their homeland. The four-day meeting comes just weeks before China holds a once-a-decade transfer of power. And some wonder if the man slated to become China’s next […]

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Tibetan Exiles Meet in India to Discuss Self-Immolations

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are holding talks in northern India on ways to respond to a wave of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese rule. Some 400 delegates met in the Indian town of Dharamsala Tuesday for the start of the Special General Meeting of Tibetans. Tuesday’s gathering began with a procession of attendees […]

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Tibetan Exiles Meet in India to Discuss Immolations

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are gathering in northern India for talks on ways to respond to a wave of self-immolation protests in Tibetan areas of China as well as garner support for their cause. Around 400 delegates are meeting in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala Tuesday for the Special General Meeting of […]

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Tibetan Exiles Gather in Northern India for Meeting

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exiles from around the world are gathering in northern India for talks on ways to stem a wave of self-immolation protests as well as garner support for their cause. Around 400 delegates are meeting in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala Tuesday for the Special General Meeting of Tibetans. The four-day gathering began with […]

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Rights Group Pushing for Int’l Contact Group on Tibet

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group is urging the international community to form a contact group on Tibet in order to push the Chinese government to improve what it says is the “worsening human rights situation” there. In a statement Friday, Human Rights Watch calls on world governments who are concerned about Tibet to discuss the […]

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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 […]

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