Tibetan Student Dies in Self-Immolation

Tibetan Student Dies in Self-Immolation

A Tibetan student has burned himself to death in the first apparent self-immolation in several months. James Griffiths at South China Morning Post reports:

According to Radio Free Asia and pro-Tibetan organisations, student Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire on September 17 outside a police station in Hezuo county in Gansu’s Gannan Tibetan Autonomous 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 the height of the protests, while numbers declined last year and this year.

On April 15, a 32-year-old man burned himself to death in Daofu county, Sichuan province. Around a year earlier, the area had been the site of a shooting by Chinese security forces when they opened fire on a crowd of worshippers who were marking the 78th birthday of the Dalai Lama, injuring at least seven people. [Source]

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