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Two More Tibetans Reportedly Self-Immolate

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan exile sources tell VOA (Tibetan service) that two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in their homeland. They say the self-immolations took place Monday evening local time in the Ngaba region of Sichuan province, neighboring Tibet. No other information was immediately available. The latest immolations bring to about 50 […]

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 […]

US: Tibetan Self-Immolations ‘Desperate acts’ of Protest Against Chinese Repression

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says the spate of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of southwestern China are not the work of outcasts or troublemakers as China contends, but rather the desperate acts of people who are being denied their basic human rights. U.S. Undersecretary of State Maria Otero spoke to VOA’s Tibetan service in a wide-ranging […]

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US: Tibetan Self-Immolations ‘Desperate acts’ of Protest Against Chinese Repression, Tibet Service advis

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says the spate of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of southwestern China are not the work of outcasts or troublemakers as China contends, but rather the desperate acts of people who are being denied their basic human rights. U.S. Undersecretary of State Maria Otero spoke to VOA’s Tibetan service in a wide-ranging […]

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Two More Tibetans Self-Immolate in Anti-China Protest

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more young Tibetans have set themselves on fire, while calling for Tibetan independence and a long life for their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Exile leaders say the activists, age 22 and 24, were carrying Tibetan national flags as they launched their midafternoon Wednesday protest in an ethnic Tibetan area of China’s western […]

Two More Tibetans Self-Immolate in Anti-China Protest

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two young Tibetans set themselves on fire in eastern Tibet Wednesday, while calling for Tibetan independence and a long life for their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Exile leaders say the activists, age 22 and 24, were carrying Tibetan national flags as they launched their midafternoon protest in Zatoe town, in the southeastern Kham […]

Two More Tibetans Self-Immolate in Anti-China Protest

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two young Tibetans set themselves on fire in eastern Tibet Wednesday, while calling for Tibetan independence and a long life for their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Exile leaders say the activists, age 22 and 24, were carrying Tibetan national flags as they launched their midafternoon protest in Zatoe town, in the southeastern Kham […]

Tibetan Man Self-Immolates in Protest of Chinese Rule

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan nomad has died after setting himself on fire in a remote region of northwestern China in protest of Chinese rule. The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy says the man self-immolated Friday in front of a Chinese military compound in Qinghai province. A friend of the man who set himself on fire […]

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