Published By Tashi

DHARAMSHALA, India: A Tibetan nun killed herself by self-immolation in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet on Monday, while two peaceful Tibetan protesters were shot and wounded by security forces in Karze in eastern Tibet on Sunday.

Tenzin Wangmo, a 20-year-old nun from Dechen Chokorling nunnery in Ngaba, set herself on fire calling for religious freedom and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, reports say.

She is the ninth Tibetan and the first nun to self-immolate.  

In a separate incident on Sunday, two Tibetans, Gonga and Druklo, were shot and wounded by security forces during a peaceful protest outside a police station at Tseshul in Serthar, Karze in eastern Tibet. During the protest, five other Tibetans were arrested. Those arrested were Rindhoe, 26, Choega,23, Bori, 19, Rigzoe,18 and Tsewang Kyi, 19.

The Chinese government has deployed heavy armed forces in Tseshul after many Tibetans from other areas gathered there to hold a peaceful protest.

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