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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 […]

Reports: Tibetan Nun Sets Herself on Fire

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile say a teenage nun has set herself on fire in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Reports say 18-year-old Tenzin Choedron self-immolated Saturday near the Mamae convent, outside the besieged town of Ngaba. Witnesses said she did not die, and was taken away by Chinese authorities. Her condition is not known. Tibetan exile groups […]

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Reports: Another Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in exile report that another person set himself on fire Wednesday in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Reports say the self-immolation took place after 6:00 PM local time at an elementary school near the besieged Ngaba town. The person was not identified and it is not clear if it was a man of a woman, […]

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China Stresses Need for Stability in Tibet

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has warned officials in Tibet that they must maintain stability ahead of the fourth anniversary of deadly riots in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa. China has increased security in Tibet and adjoining provinces following a series of self-immolations and sporadic protests against Chinese rule. On Monday, the India-based administration of Tibetan exiles cited “unconfirmed reports” that […]

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Chinese Officials Say ‘Trained Separatists’ Responsible for Tibetan Violence

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say trained Tibetan separatists who attacked police are responsible for instigating deadly violence last week in the southwest province of Sichuan. The state-owned China Daily newspaper quoted Sichuan government officials Wednesday as saying two rioters were killed and 24 police officers and firefighters were wounded in two confrontations. It is the first detailed […]

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Beijing Increases Security in Tibetan Monasteries to Contain Protests

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A top official in Chinese-ruled Tibet has ordered police to step up surveillance in Buddhist monasteries in an apparent push to prevent the spread of anti-government protests by ethnic Tibetans in nearby Sichuan province. Local Communist party leader Qi Zhala is quoted in state media as saying officials should work to “preserve stability” in the […]

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Beijing Increases Security in Tibetan Monasteries to Contain Protests

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A top official in Chinese-ruled Tibet has ordered increased surveillance in Buddhist monasteries in an apparent effort to prevent the spread of anti-government protests by ethnic Tibetans in neighboring Sichuan province. Qi Zhala, the Communist Party leader in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, was quoted in state media on Tuesday as saying that officials should […]

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New, Deadly Clash in Sichuan Province; Tibetan Protester Dead

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan rights group says Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of protesters in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, killing one man and wounding three others. The International Campaign for Tibet said the incident took place Thursday in the province’s Aba prefecture, when crowds tried to stop security forces from arresting a youth who posted […]

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Tibetan Leader Asks World to Condemn Chinese Crackdown

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The elected leader of the Tibet’s exile community is calling for a global vigil next month to condemn the killings of Tibetan protesters by security forces in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Lobsang Sangay called the killings this week of at least six protesters “gruesome” and “unacceptable.” In a statement issued Thursday from his headquarters in […]

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Exiled Tibetan PM Calls for Foreign Intervention Following Clashes in Southern China

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile is calling for foreign intervention to prevent further bloodshed after reports that Tibetan protesters were killed by police during two days of clashes in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. In a statement released Wednesday, exiled Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said the international community must take a “moral stand” and could […]

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