Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Monk Detained for “Goading” Self-Immolations

Wangchen Kyi,a 17-year-old girl in Tongren (Rebkong), Qinghai, set herself on fire today in the latest self-immolation. VOA reports: Sources tell VOA that Wangchen shouted slogans calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama and long life of Tibet. More than 3,000 Tibetans and monks are reported to have gathered at the site of the self-immolation protest to recite prayers. Sources

December 9, 2012

Two Self-Immolations as U.S., China Trade Accusations

Two more Tibetans died after setting themselves on fire today during gatherings to mark Gaden Ngamchoe, a Buddhist day of prayer, bringing the total number of self-immolations since 2009 to 94. From Dharamsala-based Phayul: Pema Dorjee, 23, set himself on fire in the Luchu region of eastern Tibet at around 4:30 pm (local time). A group of exiled Tibetans from the region told Phayul

December 8, 2012

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