Tibetan monks prepare for to pray at Kirti Monastery, in Aba, the Tibetan area of China’s Sichuan province, which has been at the centre of 143 known cases of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to oppose China's policies. Photo: AFP

Tibetan monks shy away from self-immolation as families threatened by Chinese police

There are 143 known cases of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to oppose Beijing’s policies in Sichuan region, but burnings have slowed as result of government intimidation, say monks

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Tibetan monks prepare for to pray at Kirti Monastery, in Aba, the Tibetan area of China’s Sichuan province, which has been at the centre of 143 known cases of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to oppose China's policies. Photo: AFP
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