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  1. News - China - TIBET

    Fourth Tibetan in week self-immolates in China

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 08:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Tibetan man died on Friday after setting himself on fire in northwest China, state media and rights groups said, in the fourth self-immolation ... Xinhua said. Tseten “died after setting himself on fire”, Xinhua said, adding that authorities were “handling the incident”. The self-immolation follows that of another Tibetan man, Dorje ...

  2. News - China - TIBET

    Tibetan man self-immolates in protest in China

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 09:36pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... of protests against Chinese rule. The official Xinhua news agency says Libong Tsering, 19, self-immolated in Tongren county on Thursday afternoon but provided no further details about why the man set ... of Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009 in protest against what overseas supporters say is China’s strict control over Tibet’s Buddhist culture and a suffocating security presence in Tibetan ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka monk attempts to self-immolate

    Posted May 24th 2013, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo A Sri Lankan monk set himself on fire on Friday to protest the slaughter of cattle, in the country’s first attempt at self-immolation by a monk, police said. The monk doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself ablaze near a temple in the central town of Kandy during an important Buddhist festival, police said. “Policemen near ...

  4. News - China - TIBET

    Tibetan teenager latest to self-immolate in China

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A 16-year-old Tibetan girl has died after setting herself on fire, Chinese state media said on Monday, in an area that has become a flashpoint for protests against Beijing’s rule. The school pupil self-immolated in the village of Dageri in China’s northwestern province of Qinghai, an area with a high population of ethnic Tibetans, just before 8pm ...

  5. News - China

    China to press murder charges for inciting Tibet immolations

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 09:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China will charge anyone caught aiding or inciting Tibetan self-immolations with murder, state press said on Wednesday, after more than 90 Tibetans set ... advocacy group International Campaign for Tibet said in London that a security crackdown aimed at ending the self-immolations was fuelling the protests. ...

  6. News - China - TIBET

    China slams 'disgusting' US stance on human rights in Tibet

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 07:14pm by Beijing

    ... dying from their injuries. The number of self-immolation cases have increased this year, with 28 alone in November. Hong repeated the official stance that Tibetans had enjoyed unprecedented ... including self-immolations, had been exacerbated by tough Chinese policies and controls. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, using unusually harsh language, said the Tibet issue had nothing ...

  7. News - China - TIBET

    Tibetan student burns to death in first self-immolation since April

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:25am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A 22-year-old Tibetan man has burned to death in China’s Gansu province in what appears to be the first self-immolation in more than five months. ... Prefecture. He died on the spot, sources said. There have been around 130 self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule over Tibet since 2009. More than 80 Tibetans self-immolated in 2012 during ...

  8. News - China Insider - TIBET PROTESTS

    Local government threatens severe punishments for families of Tibetan self-immolators

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to protest Chinese rule in their homeland. The guidelines issued by the Ruoergai county government are barring parents, partners, children and siblings of Tibetan self-immolators from travelling, ... to be identified, said the guidelines existed. Dated April last year, it lays down a series of punishments, should a self-immolation occur in the county. Over the last two years, nine of the more than 120 ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese woman self-immolates in anti-China protest

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Woman dies after setting herself alight outside the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City in a protest against China placing an oil rig in disputed waters Vietnamese woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in an ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Self-immolation loses its power as a means of protest

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... Andrew Lam Andrew Lam says the world has become cynical about fiery suicides Self-immolation is losing its power as a means of protest Self-immolation isn't what it used to be. ... Ngo Dinh Diem regime. A profound act of public death cannot hope to sway a world in which horror itself has lost its power Half a century later, to die by self-immolation registers little more ...




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