• Latest self-immolation protest by a Tibetan reported in Tibet
    March 19, 2017
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      Dharamshala: A 24-year old Tibetan man named Pema Gyaltsen (also known as Pegyal) self-immolated at around 4pm local time, on March 18, 2017, near Tsoga monastery in Nyagrong, Kham, eastern Tibet. Sources have said “he called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for freedom in Tibet at the time of self-immolation. More
  • Solidarity Prayer Service in Taiwan Mourns Death of Latest Tibetan Self-Immolator
    December 12, 2016
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    Taipei, Taiwan: The Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association last Saturday hosted a solidarity prayer service for those who have committed self-immolation as an act of protest against China's colonial policies in Tibet, particularly the reported death of latest Tibetan self-immolator Tashi Rabten on 8 December 2016. More
  • Tibetan Self-Immolator Dies of Self-Immolation Protest
    December 10, 2016
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    DHARAMSHALA: Further details have emerged about the self-immolator protester who set himself on fire on Thusday in Machu country of Tibet’s Amdo province. Tashi Rabten, 33, known to his friends and family as Tarab, is a former monk from Teushel village in Machu County, Kanlho, eastern Tibet. He succumbed to his injuries. More
  • A Tibetan self-immolates in Tibet
    December 8, 2016
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    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan self-immolated at around 5 pm local time today (8 December) on the streets of Machu county in Tibet's Amdo Province. According to a video received, a body is seen engulfed in flames . A woman standing nearby is heard reciting prayers in the name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The video also shows police arriving at the scene and taking away the charred body. More
  • Monk Dies after Setting Self on Fire in Kardze, Total Self-immolation Reaches 143
    March 2, 2016
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    DHARAMSHALA: Following a brief respite in the wave of self-immolation protests that swept Tibet since 2009, a young Tibetan monk self-immolated on 29 February in Nyarong county, Kardze (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province), according to media reports. More
  • Woman Burns in Protest Against Chinese Repression, Total Self-Immolation Reaches 140
    May 28, 2015
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    DHARAMSHALA: Showing no respite in the spate of self-immolation protests against the Chinese government, a 36-year-old Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire on Wednesday, 27 May. The woman, Sangye Tso burned herself in front of the local Chinese police headquarters in Chone County, Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Gansu Province). More
  • Self-immolation at Tsekhog county
    February 7, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: Phagmo Samdrup, a 27-year-old Tibetan set himself on fire at Tsekhog (incorporated into China's Qinghai Province) in an apparent protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government on Wednesday. It was the first Tibetan self-immolation protest of 2014, taking the total self-immolation toll to 125 since 2009. Phagmo Samdrup burned himself at around 9:30 p.m. More
  • Scottish Parliament Discuss Self-immolations In Tibet
    February 7, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: The Scottish Parliament on 4 February held a lengthy debate on the wave of self-immolations in Tibet. The debate was held as part of a motion proposed by Maureen Watt, a Scottish politician and member of Parliament, to highlight the extraordinary and distressing situation prevailing inside Tibet. More
  • Xu Zhiyong, Chinese Rights Lawyer and Activist Imprisoned
    January 27, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A Chinese court sentenced a prominent legal activist Mr. Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison last Wednesday. Since 2009 he has been under house arrest, detained and finally arrested formally on 22 August 2013 on the pretext of “assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place. More