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Self Immolations

Sri Lanka monk attempts to self-immolate

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.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 8:56pm

Two more Tibetans self-immolate in China, say rights groups

Two more Tibetans have died after setting themselves ablaze in China, Western rights groups said on Monday, the latest in a string of self-immolations carried out in protest against Chinese rule.

26 Feb 2013 - 12:21am

US slams ‘horrific’ toll of Tibet self-immolations

The United States on Friday denounced the “horrific” toll as the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule rose to 101.

Washington had noted “the horrific figures” and was “deeply concerned by the reports that these immolations are continuing,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists.

16 Feb 2013 - 2:26pm 3 comments

Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

The political leader of Tibetan exiles on Friday accused China of holding “sham” trials in which eight Tibetans were convicted of inciting others to self-immolate to protest Chinese rule.

2 Feb 2013 - 11:51am

Tibetans in India launch drive against China

The Tibetan government-in-exile in India on Tuesday announced plans for a four-day campaign to bring global pressure on China in a bid to end a string of self-immolations in their Himalayan homeland.

30 Jan 2013 - 11:27am

Tibetan man burns to death in Gansu, first self-immolation in China this year

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest at China’s rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group and overseas media said, relaying the first self-immolation of this year.

13 Jan 2013 - 12:18pm

Tibetan teenager latest to self-immolate in China

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.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:36pm

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

Beijing lambasted the US on Friday for “disgusting” comments by a US official on the human rights in Tibet, prompting China to file a diplomatic complaint with Washington.

7 Dec 2012 - 7:21pm 1 comment

China to press murder charges for inciting Tibet immolations

Anyone caught aiding or inciting Tibetan self-immolations with murder, state media said on Wednesday, after more than 90 Tibetans set themselves alight in protest at Beijing’s rule.

5 Dec 2012 - 9:15pm

Tibetan man self-immolates in protest in China

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in northwest China’s Qinghai province, state media reported on Friday, in the latest in a series of protests against Chinese rule.

23 Nov 2012 - 9:37pm