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Thousands Mourn Tibetan Self-Immolator in China

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people gathered in an ethnic Tibetan area of China’s western Qinghai province Sunday to mourn the death of a farmer who set himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese policies in the region. Witnesses told VOA that protesters demanded freedom, human rights for Tibet, and the return from exile of their spiritual leader, […]

Thousands Mourn Tibetan Self-Immolator in China

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people gathered in eastern Tibet Sunday to mourn the death of a farmer who set himself on fire Saturday to protest China’s policies in the region. Witnesses told VOA that protesters demanded freedom, human rights for Tibet, and the return from exile of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The 44-year-old farmer and […]

Thousands Mourn Tibetan Self-Immolator in China

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people gathered in eastern Tibet Sunday to mourn the death of a farmer who set himself on fire Saturday to protest China’s policies in the region. Witnesses told VOA that protesters demanded freedom, human rights for Tibet, and the return from exile of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The 44-year-old farmer and […]

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Tibetan Man Sets Himself On Fire in Protest Over China

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has set himself on fire in eastern Tibet, in the latest gesture of defiance used by Tibetans to protest Chinese government policies. Witnesses told VOA that 44-year-old Sonam Dhargyal set himself on fire early Saturday in the Rebkong region of Tibet. The incident follows another self-immolation protest earlier in the week by […]

Report: Another Tibetan Monks Sets Himself On Fire

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile report that another monk set himself on fire in eastern Tibet to protest China’s policies in the Tibetan-populated areas. Lobsang Tsultrim, a monk of restive Kirti monastery, set himself on fire Friday afternoon in Ngaba in Sichuan province. Chinese security forces reportedly smothered out the flames and drove the monk, still alive, […]

UN Chief Voices Concern for Tibetan Hunger Strikers

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern Wednesday for the well-being of three Tibetan activists who launched a hunger strike more than three weeks ago in front of U.N. headquarters in New York. Mr. Ban, in a statement released by a spokesman, said he “affirms the right of all people to peaceful protest.” However, he said […]

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China Paints Self-Immolators as Distressed Criminals, Terrorists

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials are attempting to discredit Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest China’s rule over their region. Wu Zegang, the head of Aba Prefecture, where many of the self-immolations have taken place, said Wednesday the protests were being “orchestrated” and “planned” by foreign Tibetan exile groups who want to divide China. “There […]

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Reports: Tibetan Teenager Sets Himself on Fire

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources say there has been another self-immolation in protest of government policies in Tibetan areas of China. The latest incident involved an 18-year-old boy who died after setting himself on fire Monday. A spokesman at a Tibetan monastery in northern India told VOA the boy, identified as Dorjee, set fire to himself in Ngaba […]

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Reports: Tibetan Mother of 4 Sets Herself on Fire

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetan sources say a mother of four has died after setting herself on fire to protest government policies in Tibetan areas of China. The London-based group Free Tibet says the woman, identified as Rinchen, set herself ablaze outside the Kirti monastery in Ngaba town in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. The 32-year-old widow died at the […]

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China’s Top Official in Tibet Orders New Media Clampdown

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s top leader in Tibet is urging local authorities to clamp down on Internet and mobile phone use in the region, as Beijing prepares to open its annual National People’s Congress and Tibetans honor those who have died protesting Chinese rule. The state-run Tibet Daily quotes regional Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo as saying that […]

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